As a child, one risks to get raptured by an imposing uniform or a shiny hat or a certain inanimate object defining a well-accepted social status. Symbols such as clothes, cars, houses, limos and money come and go. Little the child knows about the backstage of the human comedy: how much blood has a uniform to absorb?; how many dicks went blowing under that fancy hat?; how dear was the price of money and if the payer feels satisfied paying it?
Reverse aging is all the rage today. Modernism (yet another model) would make it look like – wow! – here we are reinventing the wheel. Nothing is new under the sun – unless we drink the Kool-Aid, trusting a social model.
Difficult to think that man has done this before, since the field of genetics is so new. However, Job – a real guy from a real world – has experimented more than one gene therapy on, and under, his skin.
Another approach to reverse aging brings us closer to the middle, and so very dark, ages. Putting young blood into older people by ways of performant plasma separating machines.
Mice studies were quite promising. There are side effects for plasma recipients. Compared to the alternatives – advanced aging, degenerative diseases and death – these risks may be worth taking.
How about the long term risks that a plasma donor could face?
Short Term Vs. Long Term Effects
If you are a regular plasma donor, you’ll feel some short term side effects after donating – like dehydration, tired feeling, chest pain, weak/rapid pulse, and a dizzyness or a sore arm. But in the short term, there’s little possible risk of donating. There are more long term disadvantages to donating than short term disadvantages.
Repeat or regular plasma donors might develop serious long-term effects that are bad for their health, like after donating regularly for months or years.
Long term plasma donation lowers immunoglobin levels, which affects the immune system and puts donors at risk for serious health complications like pneumonia. You start to feel physically run down and unhealthy after donating for extended periods of time.
Over time possible plasma donation complications include lowering serotonin and endorphin levels in the blood, making depression, mental disorders, and increased anxiety or panic attacks worse. Those at risk for, or previously diagnosed with depression or social anxiety are taking unhealthy risks by plasma donating long term. Regular plasma donations may have a harmful effect of lowering mental health state and weakening the immune system over time.
Here is what came to my mind, in a flash: Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed.
An extreme version of sucking one dry.
Stargate Atlantis – Suck You Dry – Wraith Queens