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The reality of making red blood cells

Many thousands of people across the world die every year because of a lack of blood; in the UK alone, 2.5 million bags of blood are required each year after accidents, childbirth or operations.

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First volunteers to receive blood cultured from stem cells in 2016

Red blood cells cultured in a laboratory will be trialled in human volunteers for the first time within the next three years, as part of a long-term research programme funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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Wellcome Trust funds research to cultivate red blood cells

A major research project looking at the potential of using stem cells to generate red blood cells for use in transfusions is being funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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Funding boost brings industrially-generated blood closer to reality

The constant search for enough donated blood to meet demand could become a thing of the past, thanks to research into the development of industrially-generated blood funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC).

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