Bloody Wednesday

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The US government has warned that older people should not be paying to have their veins filled with the blood of young people, in a blow for what was becoming a fad anti-aging treatment.

In a statement on Tuesday the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said infusions of plasma from young donors into older clients “should not be assumed to be safe or effective”, and said it was “concerned that some patients are being preyed upon by unscrupulous actors” charging thousands of dollars for transfusions.

Over the past two years there have been reports of a number of startups charging thousands of dollars for the transfusion of young people’s blood, claiming that the treatment could improve strength and memory and even combat Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. The best known company, Ambrosia, appeared to have immediately shut down following the FDA announcement.

Adam Gabbatt @ THE GUARDIAN

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9 Responses to Bloody Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    A bloody mess I tell ya. What, they figure to exchange all those plasma bits in walkers for ones on skateboards?

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  2. Carol says:

    Den, the email and name spot below was missing for Micki, too. It’s not just me.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    And…my first comment didn’t pop up. I guess it will later.

    Waiting to see if the bad weather heading east hits us. So far, nothing. It’s supposed to be ice so I hope is passes us on by.

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  4. Carol says:

    Both of my comments not here. The first one, I put in my email and name, the second one I left it blank. This third comment won’t be here either, I’m sure.

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  5. Den says:

    Just plain weird, I will scrutinize it further later, right now I am what I suspect to be at my physical limit, moving stuff around here and there, boxes, boxes, too much shit. I’m tired as hell and then some.

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  6. David B. Benson says:

    Another day of rest.

    Name & email filled in already.

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