blood groups will loose their importance?

@eshaan (6193)
India
April 4, 2007 6:35am CST
Yes, I read in Times of India, today that researches have been made and a new process has been developedin which bacterial enzymes are used as biological 'scissors'to cut sugar molecules from the surface of red blood cells making any blood group 'o'. That means any blood grp can be converted to 'o' by some process.The grp'o' which was called universal donor will no more be universal.But this is a very good news to end the blood crisis faced in India,mostly in summer when the colleges are closed,from where most of the voluntary donations come.
2 responses
@nietske (199)
• Belgium
4 Apr 07
Indeed I saw this report on the news. Researchers are now able to convert blood groups A and AB into O. I thought this was amazing! I could only think of the advantages, i mean O is a universal donor and from now on they can make this universal donor. This means no more problems of blood shortage. Think of all the potential people that will be helped!
@eshaan (6193)
• India
4 Apr 07
Yes! this will be a great soluiton to the blood shortage.
@mobyfriend (1019)
• Netherlands
4 Apr 07
That would be fantastic since some people also have a rare bloodgroup. But I wonder how they are going to solve the rhesusfactor?
@eshaan (6193)
• India
4 Apr 07
They would have done something,because the news said that such blood is already transfused and tested for months ,and there were no allrgic reactions or any other problem.