Young people’s blood will not make you live forever, FDA warns

Blood sucking startups beware: the Food and Drug Administration is warning against commercial plasma transfusions.

The FDA issued a statement on Tuesday saying that such treatments, which have been marketed as a way to fight a variety of diseases, have no proven benefits and many potential risks. The FDA “strongly” discourages consumers from using this therapy outside of clinical trials, commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement.

“Simply put, we’re concerned that some patients are being preyed upon by unscrupulous actors touting treatments of plasma from young donors as cures and remedies,” he said.

Ambrosia Plasma, a treatment center that had provided such services, said on its website that as of Feb.

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