Sunday, June 24, 2007

Plastic Blood

I knew that there were artificial blood products being tested but I had no idea about this plastic blood. Apparently, the plastic blood molecules have the same basic structure of hemoglobin molecules and the oxygen is released and used just like with the hemoglobin molecules. This blood alternative is cheap to make and light to can be reconstituted with water. It has been developed to aid people in emergency situations.

I think it's a good idea in emergency situations. Gus had several blood transfusions daily and I'm not sure I would want the plastic blood used then. However, if there was very little blood available for him I certainly wouldn't say no!



TobyBo said...

that is *very* interesting. Thanks for posting. :)

mybadcredit said...

you can make it through it all! you will survive Noah!