CMU Celebrates World’s First Successful Elephant Blood Transfusion

 | Tue 8 Mar 2016 07:35 ICT

CityNews – The Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences (AMU), Chiang Mai University, have successfully conducted the world’s first elephant blood transfusion.

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The research conducted by AMU under Associate Professor Dr. Preeyanart Wongchan, succeeded in transferring anti-elephant globulins after an elephant named Pangmodeepor lost significant amounts of blood through a vaginal prolapse.

The previously untested research was given the go-ahead to be tested on this elephant, after checking her blood for compatibility.

The blood transfusion has been praised worldwide and could lead to the idea of a blood bank for elephants, and also adds to the development of pathology research.