Stoney From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 199 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1412 times:
I guess it has something to do with blood being an organic material. It is no problem creating blood plasma (take 1 liter of distilled water, add 9 grams of salt, and voila, start your infusion). That's what it's made of, but it's not safe because the water surely has some germs in it, which would kill you sometime later. The white and red blood cells, that's the problem, because, as I already said, it is impossible to create organic material.
BAZL - Bundesamt gegen Zivilluftfahrt - royally screwing around with swiss aviation
Zone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1335 times:
it is impossible to create organic material.
LOL and LOL.
As L-188 said researchers around the world are working on synthetic blood. It probably won't be in the form of a cell, but more in the lines of injectible protein. I'm willing to bet synthetic blood will be around in the next 10-15 years.