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“We’ve fortunately been successful in finding one particular class of enzymes that is 30 times more efficient than any other that had been discovered,” he said. “We have now this purified enzyme which we can produce in quantity and ... can covert these A red blood cells to O red blood cells,” he continued.
In his presentation, Withers explained that types A and B blood have different antigens, which are small structures attached to the outside of the blood cells. The gut bacteria he has isolated works to remove and break down these outside structures, making the once-different blood cells into type O, which has no antigens.
Despite the fact that the new method will still have to pass through regulatory hurdles and clinical trials, Devine said she’s confident that Withers’ research will eventually turn into a product that the CBS can use.
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: chr0naut
The question becomes: what happens to all the blood drive vans? And money.
Seems like some organizations spend 75% of money raised to raise more money!