posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 02:28 PM
reply to post by JustMike
There are a few problems. You can't tell about red cells at all, usually, the only way to spot human red cells is to do a surface antigen test and
see if it fits a human blood group. But old manky red cells often won't type at all, as they're breaking down. Note that you can't do a DNA test on
a mammalian red cell - if they say they did, it's an instant red flag that they're lying. That's why I was interested in seeing who said it was
human - a common #up in making up the story is that they'll say they DNA tested the red cells. You can't - they HAVE no DNA. They don't have
mitochondria, either. You can only identify them by surface antigen patterns, sometimes by the type of hemoglobin. Non-mammalian red cells are
structurally different in ways you can spot with a good microscope.
White cells tend to look alike. They're often multi-nucleated. The only way to tell them apart reliably is to do a DNA analysis. That ain't
On top of all this, you've got an environmental issue. If you put these cells in water, they will explode. If you dry them up, the DNA in the whites
is damaged, and they both become shapeless mush when you rehydrate them. Unless they're suspended in normal saline all the way to the ground
(unlikely) you won't have nice live cells that look like they did originally.
Then you have to ask yourself - what's the point? What goal does it serve to spray dead desiccated rehydrated blood cells on someone? It's not like
they'll be functional in any way.