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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to get infusions of young blood, a risky and expensive procedure touted by some as a quick fix for conditions such as aging and memory loss.

Establishments in several states are offering infusions of plasma, the liquid part of blood that contains antibodies and proteins that help blood clot, obtained from young donors for thousands of dollars, according to the FDA guidance released Tuesday. Some clinics claim these young blood infusions can reverse the effects of aging and treat a wide range of serious illnesses including dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.

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