Could animal blood be used for transfusions?

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Could animal blood be used for transfusions?
« on: 03/06/2016 11:50:02 »
Kaya Kwinana  asked the Naked Scientists:
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From your explanation of why animal blood could not be used for human transfusion, it seems the main problem is the blood cells rather than the plasma.
Especially important seems to be the blood groups.
Since there is a blood group which is universal (I think Group O), is it not possible to get those cells to multiply in sufficient quantities (don't want to say in a test tube but if possible you would know where) to plug the supply gap?
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Kaya Kwinana
 
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Re: Could animal blood be used for transfusions?
« Reply #1 on: 03/06/2016 11:52:33 »
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