When Capitalists Literally Suck Your Blood
A budding startup will sell you a few liters of young people’s blood as a supposed anti-aging treatment. It’s grotesque — but only slightly more so than the rest of the American for-profit medical system. For eight grand via PayPal, a startup called Ambrosia will infuse aspiring death-thwarters over thirty-five with a liter of sprightly young blood (or two liters for the low, low price of $12,000). According to its founder, Jesse Karmazin, the anti-aging remedy — which, because it’s a blood transfusion, is legal as an “off-brand” treatment already approved by the Food and Drug Administration — will bless those who receive it with improved focus, memory, muscle tone, and appearance.