Man Spending $2m A Year To Reduce Biological Age Uses Teen Son As 'Blood Boy'

By Haider Ali in News On 25th May 2023
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Bryan Johnson, a software developer from Dallas, Texas, has one objective: to regain a teenager's body.

The 45-year-old, whose net worth is thought to be in the range of $400 million, aspires to create a brand-new, internally-focused anti-aging procedure.

All of his organs, including his skin, bladder, brain, penis, heart, and rectum, must be brought up to the level of an 18-year-old in order to do this.

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It turns out that the search for eternal youth is a very expensive one, requiring outrageous sums of money to pay for modern medical tests and treatments, specialists to design the ideal eating, sleeping, and exercise routine to keep Bryan in top condition, and a staff of doctors to guide him through the difficult process.

It involves sleeping at the same time every night, eating a vegan diet of precisely 1,977 calories, exercising for an hour each day (with additional high-intensity training three times each week), and enduring a variety of modern medical procedures.

His son Talmage steps in on the last one.

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Bryan has recruited his teenage son to serve as a "blood boy" as part of the most recent development in his work.

If you've never heard of the phrase "blood boy," it's as spooky as it sounds.

The wealthiest of the rich are now starting to buy plasma from "blood boys" (who are essentially simply young, healthy donors) and injecting it into their bloodstream in an effort to slow down the aging process as much as possible.

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Plasma transfusions are typically used to treat patients with illnesses including liver disease, problems with blood clotting, or burns.

However, anti-aging fanatics think that injecting themselves with younger plasma could renew their bodies and prolong their ability to lead healthy lives.

Donors only receive a small portion of the thousands of dollars spent on the controversial process, if they pass the rigorous tests needed to make sure they are healthy and young enough for the purpose.

Bryan chose to utilize his own blood and flesh rather than putting a random donor through all that testing to see if they were qualified for the job.

In what has been called a trigenerational exchanging of blood plasma, the father and son have even included Bryan's father Richard, 70, in the process.

The procedure begins with Talmage having a liter of blood drawn, which is then separated into platelets, red and white blood cells, and plasma by a machine.

As Talmage's plasma is injected into his veins, Bryan follows suit.

After that, Bryan's plasma is injected into Richard's veins while a liter of blood is drained from him in the same manner.

Bryan and many others like him swear by the procedure even though the FDA has previously advised against using plasma injections to facilitate anti-aging, claiming that there is "no proven clinical benefit."

Bryan's father Richard became a little emotional when talking to Bloomberg during the transfusion.

"Yeah, I won the lottery," he said. "There has to be a benefit in getting this much volume of him."

Although it remains to be seen if the procedure will benefit Bryan and Richard or their organs, researchers are confident it will fail.

Charles Brenner, a scientist at City of Hope National Medical Center, said to Bloomberg: "We have not learned enough to suggest this is a viable human treatment for anything.

"To me, it’s gross, evidence-free, and relatively dangerous."

In the upcoming months, Bryan hopes to publish the data outcomes from this technique.