What can respirocytes be used for?

Respirocytes can provide a temporary replacement for natural blood cells in the case of an emergency. If an individual has lost access to a natural oxygen supply due to drowning, choking, or any other form of asphyxia, respirocytes can release oxygen throughout the bloodstream until the danger has been removed.



Respirocytes can also be used for other problems with gasses in the bloodstream. If one inhales carbon monoxide or other poisonous gasses, special respirocytes designed to capture those particular molecules can be used to clean the body quickly. Another useful application is in deep sea diving. If a diver surfaces too quickly, he or she often suffers from the "bends", a problem caused by dissolved nitrogen bubbles in the bloodstream. Respirocytes could be designed to capture nitrogen molecules during dives.