Accession Number : AD0726336

Title :   Blood Preservation Solutions: A Review.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Dawson,R. Ben , Jr

Report Date : 15 APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Various methods of studying red cell viability and hemoglobin function by measuring ATP and 2,3-DPG, respectively, are discussed. Blood can be stored for 5 to 6 weeks at 4 C and retain red cell concentrations of ATP and 2,3-DPG which will provide for survival and function of the blood immediately upon transfusion by supplementing the solutions with adenine, inosine, and methylene blue or pyruvate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD, PRESERVATION), (*ERYTHROCYTES, *PHOSPHATES), (*HEMOGLOBIN, PHOSPHATES), ADENOSINE PHOSPHATES, VIABILITY, STORAGE, METHYLENE BLUE, PYRUVATES, BIOCHEMISTRY, BLOOD TRANSFUSION

Subject Categories : Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE