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Scientists create ‘plastic’ blood May 11, 2007

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BBC NEWS | England | North Yorkshire | Scientists create ‘plastic’ blood
the artificial blood is light to carry, does not need to be kept cool and can be kept for longer.

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

The scientists said the artificial blood could be cheap to produce and they were looking for extra funding to develop a final prototype that would be suitable for biological testing

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