According to experts, it will help to close many of the problems of modern blood donation.
Because every day in hospitals throughout the U.S. consumed about 16.5 thousand litres of donor blood.
It is important that the blood matched the patient according to certain parameters, so that the blood types of the donor and the patient should be fully compatible.
A new kind of “saving” blood suitable for patients of any group.
To open it was the staff of the Clinical center, National institutes of health in Bethesda. They are convinced that found a clever method of creating the so-called universal groups.
According to them, if researchers can establish a “conversion”, for the donation this will be a big step forward.
We all know that the average person belongs to one of four blood groups – A, B, AB or O is determined by an unusual sugar molecules on the surfaces of their red blood cells. If a person with type “A” for some reason, will have blood type “b”, then molecules called antigens in the blood, can cause deadly attack on the red blood cells, which fight the immune system, however, cells of type “On” do not have these antigens. This allows you to transfuse the blood to anyone in need.
In fact, if you use it won’t matter which group a patient’s blood.
To make an important discovery they managed quite by accident: a long study of microorganisms in the human gut, scientists found that with the help of special enzymes, the body itself converts blood to universal.
Now scientists plan to conduct more work to ensure that in the future, this method could be used throughout the blood transfusion stations worldwide since it is always in short supply, regardless of geographic location.
It is true, yet researchers focused only on the transformation of type A, as it is the most common.
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