Culturing red blood cells from stem cells: a solution to present and future challenges of transfusion medicine?

@article{Rousseau2016CulturingRB,
  title={Culturing red blood cells from stem cells: a solution to present and future challenges of transfusion medicine?},
  author={Ghislain Rousseau and Christelle Mazurier and Luc Douay},
  journal={ISBT Science Series},
  year={2016},
  volume={11}
}
Transfusion needs are diversely fulfilled globally. Besides, with population ageing, the various problems faced by healthcare systems will become more and more prominent. As a consequence, the current model of blood supply has to be strengthened, and new sources of red blood cells (RBC) are welcome. A cell therapy approach, in which so‐called ‘cultured RBC’ (cRBC) are generated in vitro, might be a solution. We report here on the various obstacles that were overcome during the past decade to… 
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