real vs artificial blood

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  • Created on: 10-05-13 17:24
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  • Blood- Artificial or real?
    • blood from donars
      • can be separated into cells and plasma
      • must be refigerated
      • some blood products can be frozen
      • the plasma can be given to patients in a transfusion to increase blood volume
    • artificial blood
      • perfluorocarbons (PFCs) may be used which do not need to be refrigerated
      • it does not contain cells so blood matching is not necessary
      • is expensive
      • does not carry around as much oxygen as whole blood
      • some types are insoluble in water and do not mix well with blood
      • some cause unpleasant side-effect


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