First Artificial Red Blood Cells Made

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April 14, 2014 AT 7:03 AM
Artificial red blood cells good enough to be transfused into patients have been developed for the first time. Scaled up to industrial levels, the breakthrough could lead to factories producing virtually limitless supplies of cheap blood – technically called erythrocytes – for use in the world’s most common life-saving medical procedure. Marc Turner, medical director at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, said “We have made red blood cells that are fit to go in a person’s body.