Can synthetic blood replacements be produced for vampires?

Naomi Lester


Consistently in media, vampires consume blood, and it is typically from humans. The reason for this varies depending on the lore of the specific media, and depending on what it is that the vampires specifically gain from the blood. Working under the assumption that vampires gain nutrients and molecules rather than life force from blood, this paper explores whether a blood product can be produced entirely synthetically, and whether it could perform the same functions as blood. Current research has developed synthetic serum and partially synthetic red blood cells, but not white blood cells.


Mythology; Biology; Haematology; Blood Substitutes; Vampires

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