Accession Number : AD0714185

Title :   The Hemoglobin Function and 2,3-DPG Levels of Blood Stored at 4 degrees C in ACD and CPD. The pH Effect.

Descriptive Note : Progress rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Dawson,Roy B. , Jr. ; Kocholaty,Walter F. ; Gray,John L. ; Ledford,Edith B. ; Billings,Thomas A.

Report Date : 25 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Normal hemoglobin function depends on adequate red cell levels of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate (2,3-DPG), a compound which is poorly maintained during blood bank storage in acid-citrate-dextrose (ACD). Since 2,3-DPG is better maintained in citrate-phosphate-dextrose (CPD) and this preservative has a higher pH (5.5) than ACD (pH - 5.0), these preservatives were prepared at each pH and studied. The CPD preservatives (pH 5.0, 5.5) had similar amounts of phosphate so the differences between them, obtained by altering the buffer ratio, should relate to pH. The ACD solutions (pH 5.0, 5.5) contained no phosphate. Hemoglobin function, expressed as P50 (the p02 at 50% oxygenation, an inverse but direct measure of oxygen affinity), and 2,3-DPG were better maintained in ACD and CPD of pH 5.5. The lower pH (5.0) preservatives, whether ACD or CPD, showed rapidly declining hemoglobin function and 2,3-DPG levels. The values at the higher pH remained close to normal for 2 weeks and above those of the lower pH preservatives for most of the 4-week storage period. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD, STORAGE), (*HEMOGLOBIN, *ORGANIC PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS), ERYTHROCYTES, ACIDS, CITRATES, GLUCOSE, PRESERVATION, PH FACTOR, TEMPERATURE, HEMATOLOGY, OXYGEN, PHYSIOLOGY, BLOOD TRANSFUSION

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE