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Reply To: Xenotransfusion… about as ‘X-Men’ as practice gets!


Hi Scott

thats really good, how long did your transfused blood cells last? would you base it on life span of RBC 120 Days or does this decrease with anti coagulants. would you ever do a 2nd xenotransfusion on the same patient if eg finances was an issue?

I have performed a xenotransfusion on two kittens in the PDSA where we couldnt source cat blood. they had flea anaemia. 5ml dog blood each, one made it and one survived. i expect long enough for the flea treatment to work and it to generate its own cells.