Human Skin Cells Turn Into Blood Cells

FREDD F. SANDINO | November 8, 2010 | 0 Comments More

Human Skin Cells Turn Into Blood Cells – In a huge new breakthrough, scientists have now discovered how to make human blood out of the skin cells of adult humans. This could potentially mean lifesaving treatment would be much more accessible, and millions of lives could be saved. For example, say that somebody had lost a lot of blood during an accident. They would need a blood transfusion which could in theory be created from a patch of their skin.

The same can also be said about those needing blood transfusions for cancer treatment. This breakthrough could change the way that blood transfusions are used forever if it is proven to be successful. Reports suggest that clinical trials are due to begin at some point during two thousand and twelve.


Experts involved in the research said the following: “We have shown this works using human skin. We know how it works and believe we can even improve on the process, we’ll now go on to work on developing other types of human cell types from skin, as we already have encouraging evidence.”

It could potentially mean that treatments for so many different diseases and injuries could be treated faster and more lives would be saved. It is not uncommon for people to lose their lives because they have not been treated fast enough due to the time that it takes to find a suitable transfusion.

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