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Blood is a natural resource. Blood cannot be made, only collected.
Starting on 3/19/03 until today the amount of casualties in Iraq has added up to 4,488 (American) soldiers.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by Skywatcher2011
I hope you never need to use blood then, You wouldn't refuse it If it meant life or death would you?
Think about that.
blood banks discard human platelets after just three to five days, and even then, the cell fragments occasionally get contaminated with fungi, bacteria, or viruses, causing potentially fatal complications in patients who receive transfusions. It also means there’s a chronic shortage of platelets.
Crowe’s freeze-dried platelets can be stored safely at room temperature for two years - a drastic improvement from five days.