Accession Number : AD0749445

Title :   The Effects of Platelets on the Storage Properties of Human Erythrocytes.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Moore,Gerald L. ; Harrison,Joel H. ; Ledford,Edith B.

Report Date : 04 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Red cells stored either in a platelet-rich or platelet-poor environment show no difference in storage properties for 21 to 28 days. However, long term storage to 42 days showed that platelet-rich environments had a slight detrimental effect on the storability of the red cell, increasing each measurement of red cell deterioration by a factor of 5 to 10% over similar red cells stored in a platelet-poor environment. For normal storage periods, the presence or absence of platelets has no effect on the quality of the stored red cells. For long term 4 C storage of red cells a platelet-poor environment may be advantageous. The idea of storing and using components separately may actually improve the quality of the separately stored red cell, other factors being equal. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ERYTHROCYTES, STORAGE), (*BLOOD PLATELETS, ERYTHROCYTES), MEMBRANES(BIOLOGY), BLOOD, STABILITY, PRESERVATION, BLOOD TRANSFUSION

Subject Categories : Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE