Is There a Substitute for Human Blood? Topic Guide

Is There a Substitute for Human Blood? Is There a Substitute for Human Blood?: There is currently no substitute for human blood, despite more than 70 years of research. For a blood substitute to work, it must be able to mimic the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen. Most of the human blood substitute products in advanced-phase clinical trials are derivatives of hemoglobin and are called hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs).

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