Monday, June 20, 2011
Week 6 - Day 1
Today we we met up with Professor Andresen's collaborator , Xiangyun Qiu, from George washington university , to go get some fresh chicken blood. We got the blood from a farm about 20 minutes away from a farmer named Beau Ramsburg.(I heard he makes good sausages.)Here is a link to his website.
We then got back to separate the red blood cells from the rest of the blood. We went through a long process centrifuging and extraction to finally get about 64mg of red blood cells from 400ml of chicken blood.
On the side, we made sure the packing we were preparing was running well and did not dry up.