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Polymerized Hemoglobin Could Buy Time for Critical Patients

Dr. Andre Palmer of the Ohio State University has developed a polymerized hemoglobin he calls PolyHb that would give a critical patient enough time to get to the hospital for a blood transfusion. PolyHB can be delivered in powder form, making it especially portable and a huge benefit to treating soldiers on battlefields or patients in remote regions. It can buy patients up to 48 hours of extra time — essentially becoming the difference between life or death.

Read more about PolyHb and another similar hemoglobin substitute called ErythroMer in an article published by Digital Trends.

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