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Yes, TB can affect bones (in extrapulmonary or more precisely osteoarticular TB), but that form is relatively rare nowadays [even more so in the West], and even rarer for the sternum to be affected. On the other hand, it is one of the ways in which ancient skeletons (or mummies) were diagnosed with TB, but sometimes confirming by some other means (e.g. PCR), ...


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While theoretically hemoglobine-free blood may be "clear", it would probably be more of a milky color (have a look here for how a platelet transfusion looks like: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platelet_transfusion) - this does not contain any red cells (which hold the hemoglobine). Another thing you might want to look at are plasma donation bags: https://www....


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