Research points to effective methods of freezing avian red blood cells

4 junio 2015

Birds, like people, can suffer from conditions where a blood transfusion is a necessary life-saving measure. But in many instances, unless an avian donor is readily available, accessing blood is impossible because of the challenges associated with storing the species’ red blood cells. A substance called dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) shows promise as a potential cryopreservant for freezing avian blood, research shows.