Artificial blood is the dream of every doctor. They need blood for every procedure and it is very hard to find. Despite the fact that red blood cells can be produced in the lab, the number of such cells is small. This means that the quantity of artificial blood is small itself.
In order to help doctors, a team of researchers tried to find a new way of producing blood. A group of British researchers developed a new technique that can help them produce an unlimited number of red cells. This also means more artificial blood.
The New Technique That Can Produce Artificial Blood
In order to make more blood, the researchers created a new method of producing red blood cells. They used “immortalized” premature blood cells. Once they used these, they were able to create as many blood cells as they liked. This way they can mass produce artificial blood.
Despite the fact that they were able to find a way to mass produce blood, there is a new challenge. A way in which to commercialize manufactured artificial blood in large quantities needs to be found. There is a big difference between the few liters that were produced by the scientists and the large quantities that need to be manufactured.
Artificial Blood Made For Rare Blood Types
Although it can be mass produced, this product will probably be made only for those who have a rare blood type, which is very hard to find. This means that doctors won’t turn to fake blood for people who can receive natural variant from others. They will probably use this produced blood for those with blood-related conditions.
People need to know that mass-produced blood won’t be available for everybody. It is not going to be sold anywhere. It is going to be used in special cases for people who have a hard time finding a donor. Despite this, the artificial blood can save a lot of people if it is going to be distributed in hospitals. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens to it.
What is your opinion about this discovery? Do you think that this blood is going to be available soon?
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