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The effect of a technology that could convert any blood type to the universal donor type O would be “transformational” for the world’s blood supplies, said Dr. Richard Benjamin, chief medical officer for the American Red Cross. Blood banks tend to lean heavily on donors who are type O, particularly if their blood also is RH-negative, Benjamin said.
New Technique Makes All Blood Types Universal Researchers say they have found a way to convert all types of blood to type O, the universal donor. The discovery might mean an end to blood shortages. In Nature Microbiology, a new paper presents a viable way to convert type A blood into O blood using enzymes that from the gut bacterium Flavonifractor plautii.
When these enzymes. Global – In a breakthrough that could save thousands of lives, scientists have found a way to convert all blood types to the universal type that is safe for all patients to receive, by using microbes found in the human gut. You may know the basics: Humans have various blood types. If you need a transfusion — say you’re injured in an accident, or you’re in the operating room awaiting some procedure — you need the right type of blood. You need either your blood type or Type O negative, considered universal and acceptable by all.
But Type O is in high demand and. Those who are so called “universal donors” are often particularly encouraged to donate, since their blood is so valuable. But now researchers have figured out how to. “Universal blood donors are important because this type of blood can be used in blood transfusions for any blood type,” says Amanda Ward, DPN, a clinical assistant professor at the Purdue. By modifying an enzyme to snip off the antigens from types A and B blood, they’ve managed to make it more like the universal donor type O+.
The study is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The A and B antigens are sugars that are carried on the surface of red blood cells. There are four major blood groups determined by the presence or absence of two antigens – A and B – on the surface of red blood cells. In addition to the A and B antigens, there is a protein called the Rh factor, which can be either present (+) or absent (–), creating the 8 most common blood types (A+, A-, B+, B-, O+, O-, AB+, AB-). Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report: APA.
Robertson, Sally. (2019, June 24). Scientists turn type A blood into universal type O, potentially.
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