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"growing" human hearts to continuously produce blood for transplants

I just saw a TED talk on growing organs, and recently a friend and me were wondering if it would be possible to synthesize a heart, and one of each blood type, that is constantly producing it's own blood for transplants. In Australia there is a huge donation shortage, but if there were a whole bunch of hearts producing, then transplants would be much more readily available. I don't know much about how the blood creation process happens though....

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