Laboratory-grown Blood Cells: Transfusion of the Future

A group of blood researchers, led by Dr Cedric Ghevaert from the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, are exploring new ways to produce red blood cells and platelets from stem cells in the laboratory. These cells have the potential to revolutionise transfusion medicine, but what questions do the public and blood donors have for the scientists behind this pioneering work? Watch here for the answers.

Acknowledgments: Produced in conjunction with the Public Steering Committee at the NIHR Blood Transfusion Research Unit, Bristol and Andy Gilson at the University of the West of England. With thanks to researchers Cedric Ghevaert, Amanda Dalby, Thomas Moreau, Amanda Evans, Annett Mueller, Momal Taimoor and Moyra Lawrence.

Copyright: Wellcome - MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute / University of Cambridge.