Can we make a blood substitute?


My research aims to develop an artificial blood substitute that is a safe, long-lasting virus-free alternative to current blood transfusions available to all countries and immediately accessible at the site of natural disasters. My research in this area has been funded by the UK government (BBSRC, MRC) and the European Union. I have two current patents in this area.

Click here to read my beginners guide to blood substitutes for the non-scientist.

Click here to read from a journalist about the state of blood substitutes research around the world.

And click here for a scientific review of the field.

                 This is my proper research                  

and this is a bit of fun: we made these blood cocktails at the Edinburgh Science Festival in 2011. Click play to see how it is done