Something crazy I learned about the chimp.

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  1. StephenA

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    I just learned that humans can get blood trasfusions from chimps and chimps can get blood transfusions from humans with no ill effects due to the very close DNA. It's almost like human to human or chimp to chimp blood transfusions.
     
  2. JonZ

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    I didnt know that.

    Too bad people cant get brain transfers from chimps.

    I can think of plenty of people who would probally be smarter after the procedure.
     
  3. StephenA

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    I got the information from 2 different shows about chimps in case anyone was wondering. One of them was the one they've been showing on Animal Planet recently with Jane Goodall. She said you can receive a blood transfusion from a chimp, but not a gorilla or orangutan. The other show I got the information from was a show on National Geogrphic Channel where these 2 brothers visit a bunch of orphaned chimps.
     
  4. Mark Shannon

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    But the real question is, has anyone ever done it before? I would imagine it would be possible, but wouldn't some of the inherent diseases in both humans and chimps be more easily spread this way?
     
  5. StephenA

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    I think they'd be able to detect any harmful or potentially harmful diseases by screening like they do now when they do blood transfusions with human blood. And yes chimps and humans can easily get diseases from each other. The common cold, the flu, and tuberculosis are 3 big examples that can be passed back and forth without much effort on either species' part.
     
  6. Dave Poehlman

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    Then we need to start "chimp farms" so we can harvest their blood!

    Of course, I would only get my blood from "free range" chimps, as opposed to those corporate run "chimp-blood factories". [​IMG]
     
  7. StephenA

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    I know a lot of people would refuse blood from chimps due to beliefs, misconceptins, etc. I wouldn't refuse it myself though.
     
  8. Alex Spindler

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    I'll take two liters of Zira, please.

    That is a very interesting fact, but potentially very disheartening given our treatment of apes in general. Their use as blood banks doesn't sound too far fetched to me.
     
  9. Brad Porter

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    This will be good information to remember when the Robot-Monkey Apocalypse starts.

    Brad
     
  10. Mark Shannon

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    Maybe the monkeys on the planet of the apes have thought of the same thing.

    ...Wait...apes aren't the same as chimps, are they?
     
  11. StephenA

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    Chimps are a type of ape, but not all apes are chimps. Kind of like a square is a trectangle, but not all rectangles are squares.
     
  12. BrettB

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    Chimp blood? Big deal. Let me know when they can do transplants. I want to have one of those colorful rear ends.
     
  13. JonZ

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    Wasnt there a chimp transplant years ago - a chimp heart was used for a little girl or something.

    I would think you wouldnt have a problem with it if it could save the life of someone you love.

    I would just be afraid of her taking on chimp characteristics, like swinging from the ceiling fan or picking and eating bugs off the dog [​IMG]
     
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    The only thing funnier than a chimp is a chimp on roller skates.
     
  15. Mark Shannon

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    Jon, I'm pretty sure they're using pig's hearts for some heart transplants now.
     

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