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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 140--144

Artificial blood


Department of Anesthesiology, IMS Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 105, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Suman Sarkar
Department of Anesthesiology, IMS Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 105, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.43685

PMID: 19742251

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Artificial blood is a product made to act as a substitute for red blood cells. While true blood serves many different functions, artificial blood is designed for the sole purpose of transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide throughout the body. Depending on the type of artificial blood, it can be produced in different ways using synthetic production, chemical isolation, or recombinant biochemical technology. Development of the first blood substitutes dates back to the early 1600s, and the search for the ideal blood substitute continues. Various manufacturers have products in clinical trials; however, no truly safe and effective artificial blood product is currently marketed. It is anticipated that when an artificial blood product is available, it will have annual sales of over $7.6 billion in the United States alone.






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