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Type A Cats

January 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Cat blood is designated as either type A, type B, and rarely type AB. Type A is the most common blood type comprising 90-95% of...


How Long Do Red Blood Cells Live?

December 13, 2010 at 2:11 pm
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Tweet By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center A unit of red blood cells (RBCs) expires in 35 or 42 days because of the type of anticoagulant in the bag. But in real...


The Japanese Blood Drop

September 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm
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  By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center Meet Kenketsu-chan (“blood donation girl”), Japan’s most well-known blood donation mascot. She is a little pixie with big shiny drops of blood for ears. Kenketsu-chan...


Blue Blooded Relations

September 3, 2010 at 1:36 pm
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By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center The next time you hear somebody say they have “blue blood” in their ancestry & are trying to tell you that they are of royal blood...