Plastic Blood

An exhibition on the future of plastics shows off a new way that plastics could some day save lives.

The idea of plastic blood has gotten researchers' hearts racing.

Over the past five years plastic blood has been developed. Doctor Lance Twyman of England created a polymer that is similar to natural hemoglobin in size and shape.

The water-soluble material can be manufactured cheaply, transported easily and doesn't require cool temperatures.

Most importantly, it can be used by all blood types.

These attributes could make it perfect for emergency situations, like natural disasters or on the battlefield.

Although the science has been proven in small samples, the blood prototype has yet to be tested in a living being.

This, however, may happen within the next 10 years.

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