Blood donation market (was: HELP FOR DIMITRI!)
jimhsu at ATHENA.MIT.EDU
Sat Apr 30 00:37:31 EST 1994
>In article <2pq3in$d7n at cs.umb.edu> sasha at eris.cs.umb.edu (Alexander Chislenko) writes:
>> Is it so difficult to figure it out or am I missing something?
>speculations. Once blood donation, for instance, becomes known as
>the poor's last resort, donation will actually decrease. There are a
>mhollowa at epo.som.sunysb.edu
If you're paying for donations from well off, non-drug using individuals,
such as straight A students, it would hardly become known as the poor's
last resort. I think the original poster's ideal is marvelous. Pay for
good blood, and economic pressures will increase donation. If there is
a desperate shortage of type O blood, paying for it seems to be a good
solution for getting more O blood, right?
Pardon my ignorance, but haven't they developed a pig that produces
human blood? Or maybe it's only for plasma. What do you bio.hackers
think? Can we engineer human blood so donations are no longer necessary?
jimhsu at mit.edu
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