Blood Transfusions
Posted on 10 May 2012 11:22 AM
Having just finished reading about the consumption of blood in your health section as quoted:

"Blood is hardly a healthy food. It not only carries nutrients to the cells; it also carries waste products away from them. Imagine the body’s circulatory system as a network of highways in the body. Not every truck on that highway carries fresh produce to market. Some of those trucks are garbage trucks and sewage-system trucks. Anyone ingesting animal blood consumes the animal's waste matter. Toxins, dead cells, bacteria, and viruses killed by the body’s defense system are also eliminated from the body via the blood."

What then concerning blood transfusions???  I look at this and wonder now, does this apply also to blood transfusions?????

Thanks,
 
It does, to a degree, but when it's a significant health issue or life and death matter, a transfusion is the lesser evil, so to speak, than the alternative which is weakness or death. Blood does get filtered, but mostly to separate out the white and red cells and the platelets for various uses. The filter can't deliver totally pure blood: even proteins in the blood, stemming from the food the blood donor ate, can cause allergic reactions in the recipient if he/she is allergic to that particular food or food group. Blood transfusions are not without their negative aspects, but they've improved, prolonged, and saved lives, too.

Jean Handwerk
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Erick
17 August 2012 04:00 PM
According to the article, there is a corcirteon that states it is actually type O, not type O-negative. However, it is still great news. Whether or not this is finally the answer, it seems obvious that someday soon blood will be plentiful and blood drives will be a weird curious oddity from our past that future generations will simply not believe.BTW great blog. I visit everyday!
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