Friday, April 15, 2011

What Happens to a Donor’s DNA in a Blood Transfusion?

red and white blood cells, plasma or platelets
Reader Cathy wrote in wondering what becomes of a donor’s DNA once it gets inside another person during a blood transfusion.

Most of the time, the answer is nothing, because the donor’s DNA never makes the trip to a new home.


Via: Mental Floss

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