A synthetic blood surrogate for emergency resuscitation
There are specific guidelines for standard blood transfusion that take into account blood type compatibility, overall health of the donor and the lack of harmful infections. However, these involve time-consuming tests that cause significant delays in emergency situations such as severe trauma, where patients have lost lots of blood and require immediate transfusion. The EU-funded M-BLOOD project proposes to develop a synthetic transfusion product that mimics the biochemical and biophysical properties of red blood cells and can transport oxygen and carbon dioxide, regulate nitric oxide levels and exhibit antioxidant function. The idea is to be able to provide a blood resuscitation product for emergency situations.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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