Accession Number : AD0645078

Title :   BLOOD COMPONENTS - THEIR PREPARATION AND USE,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Camp,Frank R. ; Shields,Charles E.

Report Date : 18 JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Blood donation as a source of blood components has become increasingly useful due to two innovations of technic. The first is the availability of plastics with a closed system of collection and separation eliminating the chief source of bacterial contamination. Another major achievement stressed in the article is the use of a refrigerated centrifuge with high speed (RPM-RCF) capability for rapid and accurate acquisition of the various components and return of red cells to donor. The use of components in various clinical states was discussed, particularly the use of packed red blood cells in normo- or hypervolemic states when oxygen carrying capacity is needed; the use of specific clotting factor therapy as well as the use of platelets, albumin, and globulin with its subfractions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD, SEPARATION), (*BLOOD TRANSFUSION, PREPARATION), BLOOD PLASMA, FREEZING, PLASTICS, ERYTHROCYTES, DISTILLATION, CENTRIFUGE SEPARATION, BLOOD PLATELETS, LEUKOCYTES, BLOOD PROTEINS, GLOBULINS, THERAPY, ALBUMINS, CONTAINERS, HUMANS

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE