Oxygen therapeutics: pursuit of an alternative to the donor red blood cell.

@article{Ness2007OxygenTP,
  title={Oxygen therapeutics: pursuit of an alternative to the donor red blood cell.},
  author={Paul M. Ness and Melissa M Cushing},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 5},
  pages={734-41}
}
CONTEXT There is no true substitute for the many functions of human red blood cells, and synthetic products will not replace the need for blood donation in the foreseeable future. Hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers have many characteristics that would serve as a useful adjunct to red cells in clinical settings. Over time, these technologies have the potential to dramatically reshape the practice of transfusion medicine. OBJECTIVE To review the characteristics and potential utility of hemoglobin… CONTINUE READING

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