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Artificial blood being perfected in Ohio lab

By Cassie Hataway | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A small company in Ohio is making strides in the quest to develop artificial blood.  Researchers at Arteriocyte, a bioscience incubator in Cleveland, say they are growing fresh blood outside of the human body. 

Actually, they are developing a machine that can make human blood purely and quickly, and is effective enough that they have won a big military contract to perfect the process. The idea called is blood farming. The reason it is so important is because it could produce life-saving artificial bone marrow in which human red blood cells can grow. Ten machines can also be linked together to produce up to 100-units of fresh blood a week. 

The military estimates 20-lives a week could be saved with this technology.

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