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Blood Transfusion, a way to cure infection?

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So, I was thinking about this the other night.

****SPOILERS AHEAD ABOUT EPISODE 4!****

Lee did not cut his hand right after being bitten, so the infection must have spread to his entire body already.
The only way I see him surviving this is if someone found him, cut his hand (it would continue to spread the infection otherwise), then make a blood transfusion to clear his body.
Of course it would require a set number of transfusions to make sure his blood was clear. But it could be possible.
It would be a perfect way to end this season in my opinion.

What do you guys think about this? Finally a way to save Lee?
I don't see Telltale doing this though, too late for new ideas. :(
If I only new he was going to get bitten before the game was released. Hahahahaha.

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  • All I can think of when I read this tread is the South Park episode where they liquify hundred dollar bills and inject it into themselves to cure AIDS. Maybe that's what they can do to cure the zombie virus! Cause now that society is collapsed it's not like you need all that money for anything else.

  • I'm sure Lee, being a Uni professor and all, knows his blood type.

    But seriously, can you guys expect a dipsh*t like Kenny or Ben to know it? Or Omid and Krista?

    Clementine, probably not.

    With the doctor guy gone doing some really mysterious/suspicious stuff, I'm not even sure who we'd have to perform one.

    As long as we're having this convo, how many people here know their blood type?

  • I'd rather become a Zombie than HIV patient

  • @ZombieGoBoom said: I got a better idea, I'll make a time machine out of a DeLorean and go back into time and save Lee from being bitten. Does anyone have any plutonium?

    No but ttg have the Back to the Future rights to make it happen so they may have what you need, cross over anyone?

  • IRL it's possible to cure zombie bite FUCKING EASILY but this is a game lol. We are in the 21th century!

  • @Gennadios said: I'm sure Lee, being a Uni professor and all, knows his blood type.

    But seriously, can you guys expect a dipsh*t like Kenny or Ben to know it? Or Omid and Krista?

    Clementine, probably not.

    With the doctor guy gone doing some really mysterious/suspicious stuff, I'm not even sure who we'd have to perform one.

    As long as we're having this convo, how many people here know their blood type?

    I was reading about blood and how it worked just yesterday. I'll explain how blood works, just because of reasons.
    Blood cells can have different *marks*, this marks are called A, B, AB and O. There is also a Rh factor, which can be positive (existent) or negative (non-existent). A marker's function is, basically, telling our body to create antibodies which will eliminate blood with the opposite marker, it works like this:
    A - The body will produce antibodies B.
    B - The body will produce antibodies A.
    AB - The body will produce no antibodies at all.
    O - The body will produce both A and B antibodies.
    Now, to get a blood transfusion, you mist make sure that your blood won't destroy the blood that enters your body, you got to get the blood of your type in order to get a transfusion.
    A- - will just take A- blood.
    B- - will just take B- blood.
    AB- - will take A-, B- and AB- blood.
    A+ - will just take A(-/+) blood.
    B+ - will just take B(-/+) blood.
    O+ - will just take O(-/+) blood.
    Finally, we got two more groups, O- and AB+.
    O- - Every other group will take it, but it just takes blood of its same group.
    AB+ - No other group will take it, but it takes all other blood groups.

    Well... Huge wall of text is huge. I just wanted to say that a blood transfusion wouldn't be something easy to do. First of all, you need the medical equipment, and then, the appropriate Donor with the appropiate Blood group. I doubt someone I our Group knows their blood group, anyway... And yes, I know my blood type, it's O+ .^.

  • @Jue said: I suddenly realized the only way available to save Lee's life,if you have watched Tv series "The Falling Skies",then you know what I'm going to talk about.

    First,according to Survival Guide the reason why people turn into zombies is infection of zombie Virus

    Next,therefore we need to kill every single zombie virus in Lee's body,but how?

    Third,any kind of virus will die when entering an intense environment,like high temperature or pressure

    Fourth,let's just pump Lee's blood into a heat mechanism so as to kill all the virus

    Fifth,processed blood is too hot to reenter body,so a cooler mechanism is needed to let the blood back to human's normal temperature

    Sixth,pump back these blood

    Seventh,as zombie virus can't be killed at one time,the procedure need to be repeated 3-5 times

    Last,hopefully this will work!!


    MY GOD, you've figured it out. It's not like you need a doctor or anything. Or to find the machinery. Or luck out and assume that your contraption actually works. Or power to run the machinery. Or blood compatible with Lee's. Or to do all this in less than a day. I'm glad you saved Lee!!!

  • @MaKTaiL said: So, I was thinking about this the other night.

    ****SPOILERS AHEAD ABOUT EPISODE 4!****

    Lee did not cut his hand right after being bitten, so the infection must have spread to his entire body already.
    The only way I see him surviving this is if someone found him, cut his hand (it would continue to spread the infection otherwise), then make a blood transfusion to clear his body.
    Of course it would require a set number of transfusions to make sure his blood was clear. But it could be possible.
    It would be a perfect way to end this season in my opinion.

    What do you guys think about this? Finally a way to save Lee?
    I don't see Telltale doing this though, too late for new ideas. :(
    If I only new he was going to get bitten before the game was released. Hahahahaha.


    No, blood transfusions can't cure an infection. Even if your theory was possible, they wouldn't have a way to type and crossmatch the donor blood for compatability, so he'd probably die during the transfusion, and they likely wouldn't have enough blood to replace all of his blood (and even if they did, you can't siphon off all of someone's blood to replace it without killing them), so whatever blood was already in his body would simply contaminate the new blood you gave him. If they had read the comics, then they might try chopping his forearm off, but it's probably to late for that now.

  • @skepticalguy90 said: MY GOD, you've figured it out. It's not like you need a doctor or anything. Or to find the machinery. Or luck out and assume that your contraption actually works. Or power to run the machinery. Or blood compatible with Lee's. Or to do all this in less than a day. I'm glad you saved Lee!!!

    LOL, don't hold back or anything, you wouldn't want him to miss the point you're trying to make ;)

  • @Eric Northman said: LOL, don't hold back or anything, you wouldn't want him to miss the point you're trying to make ;)

    I find that being blunt is effective. Just wanted to make sure he understood the odds of all that stuff happening :D

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