Blood transfusions from younger people won’t slow the aging process

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Date: February 5th, 2019

Category: Nutty News

bloodPatients ask me all the time if I know if they are receiving old blood or young blood, and I reassure them that either will be effective.

At the same time, there is no convincing evidence that the use of transfused blood from younger patients has magical anti-aging properties to it. As a matter of fact, studies have shown no benefit in terms of outcome or survival when fresher red blood cells are transfused as opposed to older red blood cells.

Nevertheless, a new startup, known as Ambrosia, started by a Stanford University Medical School graduate, is charging thousands of dollars to transfuse younger blood into older patients veins with the unproven promise of slowing the aging process.

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