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Using Stem Cells To Make Blood Substitutes | Science & Technology | Chemical & Engineering News

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS, VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on February 23, 2009 at 9:56 am
The Real Thing: Red blood cells, which are about 7 µm wide, deliver oxygen to the body, a process that blood substitutes aim to emulate.
Tina Carvalho/U of Hawaii, Manoa
The Real Thing Red blood cells, which are about 7 µm wide, deliver oxygen to the body, a process that blood substitutes aim to emulate.

February 23, 2009 -Volume 87, Number 8 – Using Stem Cells To Make Blood Substitutes

Artificial blood derived from cord blood stem cells is being tested in humans

Sarah Everts

For decades, researchers have been trying to develop artificial blood to eliminate reliance on blood donors, as well as the risk of infectious disease transmission and blood-type rejection.

The Real Thing: Red blood cells, which are about 7 µm wide, deliver oxygen to the body, a process that blood substitutes aim to emulate.

The Real Thing Red blood cells, which are about 7 µm wide, deliver oxygen to the body, a process that blood substitutes aim to emulate.

Although billions of dollars have been invested, the Food & Drug Administration has not yet approved a blood substitute for use in humans. Now French researchers are set to conduct the first human clinical trials of red blood cells harvested from stem cells.

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