Possible blood breakthrough- one blood type for all

Red blood cells

New research has found that an enzyme that renders foreign red blood cells invisible to the immune system could hold the key to making blood types irrelevant in transfusions- meaning that a person could receive all types of blood.

At present universal O-type blood doesn’t trigger an immune response in most people, but is in very short supply. Viviane Richter from Cosmos magazine joined the program to talk about this promising line of research.


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