23 January 2007

Curiouser and curiouser

Three years ago Britain began transfusing plasma (the liquid part of blood) exclusively from male blood donors. They're still using blood donated by women to make other blood products, but not to transfuse into accident victims and those in surgical trouble. And now the U.S. is following suit. It looks like antibodies from some women’s blood is the cause of complications from transfusions. Note where the original life-saving research was done: in single-payer, under-funded Britain.
“Curiouser and curiouser!” Cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English). ...

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