There is no shortage of strange ways people try to stay young, including blood transfusions. For more than $ 12,000, companies carry out blood transfusions with plasma from young donors. The claim states that young blood works against aging and certain diseases such as heart disease and Alzheimer's. Now, however, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that these allegations are both unproven and potentially harmful.
In a statement released on February 19, 2019, the FDA states that there is no evidence that the plasma of young donors heals or age-related disease cures Alzheimer's disease or heart disease. They also state that people risk their health by opting for a plasma treatment.
"The reported uses of these products should not be considered as safe or effective, and we strongly advise consumers not to consider this therapy as appropriate outside of clinical trials Institutional Review Board and Regulatory Authority," they write.
Further, the FDA says they are worried that "unscrupulous actors" are plaguing patients. Apart from the fact that the FDA is completely unproven, there are no guidelines for the dosage. Therefore, doctors are not sure how much plasma can be safe. The use of high levels of plasma may present a risk to patients of infection, allergies and respiratory disease, they warn.
And while some individuals undergoing young blood transfusions to ward off certain diseases, the FDA is concerned that sick patients can safely and uncontrollably bypass effective treatments for this dubious trend. They urge people to consult with their doctors before they risk their bank accounts and their health.
Do you want to keep your body so young that it does not inject other people's blood? Try to meditate, eat fruits and vegetables and make friends.