Friday, January 18, 2019

Rich People Want Your Blood, Literally, Bye

I keep seeing this kind of shit pop up, like, it's been peeking into my Tumblr world for at least two years now and now here it is in Business Insider.

A controversial startup that charges $8,000 to fill your veins with young blood now claims to be up and running in 5 cities across the US

Basically there's an increasing "trend" among the rich running on the belief that young blood actually makes you younger, somehow rejuvenating your internal organs. There's pretty much zero evidence that this works but logic doesn't often enter the arena in the obsession with eternal life.

Enter "Ambrosia."

The company is now up and running, Karmazin told Business Insider on Wednesday. Ambrosia recently revamped its website with a list of clinic locations and is now accepting payments for the procedure via PayPal. Two options are listed: 1 liter of young blood for $8,000, or 2 liters for $12,000.

I don't know what to say other than the horrors of capitalism have produced actual vampirism for profit. I'm glad I'm probably too old to have my blood siphoned to be consumed by cartoonishly evil rich people, but I have a number of young family members who I will protect with my life and a pointing stick if necessary.

Also if this diverts blood stocks away from blood donation programs then people are going to die, end TED Talk.

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