9. Artificial Blood
Published Online: 4 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Basics of Blood Management, Second edition
How to Cite
Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2012) Artificial Blood, in Basics of Blood Management, Second edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch9
- Published Online: 4 JUL 2012
- Published Print: 24 AUG 2012
Print ISBN: 9780470670705
Online ISBN: 9781118338070
- Hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier;
- Artificial oxygen carrier;
- Artificial platelet substitute;
- Hemorrhagic shock;
Recreating blood, the fluid of life, is a human dream that dates back thousands of years. However, myth and reality met when the first unsuccessful attempts were made to actually resuscitate patients. From the humble beginnings up to this day it has not been possible to even come close to recreating one of the main blood components, let alone whole blood. However, as the result of decades of research, several drugs have been developed that are able to mimic some of the properties of blood components. This chapter will give an overview of science's quest to recreate the fluid of life.