The risks of blood transfusions and the shortage of supply leads to the quest for blood substitutes.

@article{Nouwairi2004TheRO,
  title={The risks of blood transfusions and the shortage of supply leads to the quest for blood substitutes.},
  author={Nicole-Soraya Nouwairi},
  journal={AANA journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={359-64}
}
A number of factors have combined to drive the interest in developing blood substitutes. These include the time-dependent decrement in stored blood biochemistry, the general shortage of the blood supply, and public awareness of the risks associated with allogeneic transfusions. Current literature on different blood substitutes was reviewed. The aim of this article is to help the reader understand the necessity of blood substitutes and to briefly describe blood substitutes that are in clinical… CONTINUE READING
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