Stem cells to produce synthetic blood

British scientists are starting a project that promises to have human beings receiving injections of infection-free synthetic blood within 3 years. The goal is to find embryonic stem cells of type “O” which can be used for any other blood type and encourage them to grow into mature, oxygen-carrying blood cells in unlimited amounts.

Imagine a day when there are no more crises that require people to go and donate blood. When every operation or accident can be handled without fear of infection from donated blood. Imagine that blood carrying our marvelous nitric oxide happily along to its many tasks.

It seems we are gradually discovering the millions of miracles that make up life as we know it. And one day not so far in the future our children will look back on these times of radical surgeries and brutal chemotherapy and other drug treatments as primitive indeed.