Thursday, June 01, 2017


The real story is that selling blood is already a "big business," though much like college sports, everybody makes money but the people doing the actual work.

It might sound like science fiction, or a recent episode of "Silicon Valley," but a start-up called Ambrosia is charging $8,000 for blood transfusions from young people.


The donated blood typically comes from teenagers, although anyone under age 25 is eligible. The company buys its supply from blood banks, which also sell blood to pharmaceutical companies. So high-schoolers donating their blood are not aware that it might be used on healthy adults.

It's illegal to sell your own blood, but legal to sell somebody else's! Capitalism!