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#46 Postby MontanaVegan » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:01 pm

I'm not sure about using coconut water for blood transfusions.
But it has been used intravenously.


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#47 Postby Zack » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:09 pm

Hydration is not the same as saying it can be used in place of blood..

Cool though.
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#48 Postby the Asocial Ape » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:22 am

Zack wrote:Hydration is not the same as saying it can be used in place of blood..

Cool though.


when i can spare the money, i drink a couple of those aseptic packs of it, rather than water, after i work out. there's a HFS right down from the gym, and so it's very convenient
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#49 Postby the Asocial Ape » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:25 am

veganpotter wrote:Yeah that seems quite odd to me too. Blood is loaded with iron and many many other things...coconut water has no iron, very little sodium and isn't even romotely like blood. It may be as thick but thats it.


it kept papillion alive! :p
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#50 Postby crashnburn » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:12 am

veganpotter wrote:Yeah that seems quite odd to me too. Blood is loaded with iron and many many other things...coconut water has no iron, very little sodium and isn't even romotely like blood. It may be as thick but thats it.


Not exactly Blood... But Blood Plasma. And the fact that it is PURE enough to be used intravenously.

In emergencies during the World War II it was used on islands my medics in case of emergencies.

WikiPedia and other sources that I looked it up at.

PS: I never said it was replacing blood. Merely, that it was one of the rare naturally occuring liquids that could be used for such a purpose because of pH / composition and purity due to the sealed shell.
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#51 Postby Odidnetne » Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:07 pm

crashnburn wrote:
veganpotter wrote:Yeah that seems quite odd to me too. Blood is loaded with iron and many many other things...coconut water has no iron, very little sodium and isn't even romotely like blood. It may be as thick but thats it.


Not exactly Blood... But Blood Plasma. And the fact that it is PURE enough to be used intravenously.

In emergencies during the World War II it was used on islands my medics in case of emergencies.

WikiPedia and other sources that I looked it up at.

PS: I never said it was replacing blood. Merely, that it was one of the rare naturally occuring liquids that could be used for such a purpose because of pH / composition and purity due to the sealed shell.


That's still really interesting. ;)
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