The blood of the future

by Sci-Fi Man on May 12, 2007

In another step to make us that cool Sci-Fi civilization of the future, Scientists have developed an artificial plastic blood which could act as a substitute in emergencies.

The artificial blood is made up of plastic molecules that have an iron atom at their core, like haemoglobin, that can carry oxygen through the body.

Hopefully the blood will be a huge advantage in war zones as it is light to carry, does not need to be kept cool and can be kept for longer. It could also be fairly inexpensive to produce.

A sample of the artificial blood prototype will be on display at the Science Museum in London from 22 May as part of an exhibition about the history of plastics.

Now all we need are robot doctors to administer the plastic blood.

Reference for posting: http://news.bbc.co.uk

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