“I’ll be younger”…millionaire who had blood transfusion from 17-year-old son for rejuvenation
An obsession with rejuvenation or anti-aging research?
An American millionaire in his 40s who has been obsessively researching rejuvenation methods has received a blood transfusion from his 17-year-old son.
The businessman said he was donating the plasma to regain his youth, but some have called it “unscientific” and “disgusting,” Bloomberg reported on Nov. 22 (local time).
The man behind the stunt is Brian Johnson, 45, an American IT entrepreneur who has been obsessed with the “dream” of reversing his physical age to that of an 18-year-old.
He had previously received plasma from an anonymous young donor several times in recent months, and last month he received blood from his biological son, 17-year-old Telmeiz.
Brian took the minor to a medical facility in Dallas, Texas, where they drew nearly a liter of blood while he lay in bed for several hours.
That’s an estimated one-fifth of her total blood volume, Business Insider analyzed.
The plasma was then separated from Telmeiz’s blood and injected into his father, Brian.
He wasn’t the only one to receive plasma that day. Brian also drew his own blood, separated the plasma, and injected it into his 70-year-old biological father, completing a “three-way donation” between the three generations.
Brian made his fortune founding and selling digital payments company Braintree. He now runs a brain-computer interface venture.
Brian has spent millions of dollars a year searching for ways to slow or even reverse aging. His plan is to use himself as a guinea pig to find medical diagnostics and treatments, including diet, sleep, and exercise, a process he is pursuing with several doctors under the name Project Blueprint.
Johnson III. [Photo = Instagram capture].
Blood glucose infusions are used in the medical community for a wide range of conditions, including liver disease, burns, and blood disorders, but the World Health Organization 먹튀검증(WHO) said in 2021 that it does not recommend the practice.
Brian’s obsessive pursuit of rejuvenation has been criticized by some. While there have been previous experiments in which the blood of young and old rats was “swapped” in the name of rejuvenation, human studies are extremely rare.
“We don’t know enough about this to make it a valid human treatment for anything,” said Charles Brenner, a biochemist at a hospital in Los Angeles, U.S. “I think it’s disgusting, there’s no evidence for it, and it’s relatively dangerous.”
But Bryan’s medical team has linked the procedure to the possibility of treating cognitive decline, and he believes it could even prevent Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.
“We start with the evidence first,” Bryan said, adding, “We don’t do anything based on emotion.”
Bloomberg called the whole affair particularly “unsavory,” referring to Bryan as having a “vampiric side” to him.
The reality is that it’s common for wealthy people to receive plasma donations from younger, less wealthy people, and the procedure can cost $5500, while plasma donors typically receive a $100 gift certificate.