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Thank you, Jordan for the kind compliment. I agree with you that it was very interesting to hear Dr. Callum speak on the direction of transfusion medicine in the near future. The enzymatic conversion of Type A and B blood to type O has great potential to give a new direction to transfusion practices. Something we did not have time to discuss in our post-round talk was how it could impact the area of organ transplantation. Identifying suitable organ donors is a very involved process, therefore, removing the A/B antigens in the blood of the organ and keeping the recipient’s immune system in check could lead to successful transplantations. The paper discusses this in greater depth. I have linked it below if you would like to look more into the topic.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6956546/

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