Accession Number : AD0747645

Title :   Long Term Preservation of Whole Blood with Hydroxethyl Starch.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HOSPITAL ANN ARBOR MICH

Personal Author(s) : Weatherbee,Lee

Report Date : 31 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Studies in vitro indicate that hydroxyethyl starch is an effective extracellular cryoprotective agent for erythrocytes. It is as effective as polyvinylpyrrolidone in cryophylactic ability. It is degraded to glucose units in the circulation, is not retained in tussues, and is inexpensive to produce. Changes in the size and degree of hydroxyethylation of the branched-chain starch may result in a more effective cryoprotective agent. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD, PRESERVATION), (*STARCHES, BLOOD), BLOOD PLASMA SUBSTITUTES, ERYTHROCYTES, FREEZING, PROTECTION

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE