Accession Number : AD0770743

Title :   The Effect of Dihydroxyacetone on the Liquid Storage Properties of Human Blood.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Moore,Gerald L. ; Failla,Mark L.

Report Date : 29 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Addition of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) to acid-citrate-phosphate (ACD) blood is effective in partially maintaining 2,3-diphosphoglycerate levels for a period of 21 to 28 days. DHA has no effect on adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels or cell viability. The overall effect of adenine with DHA is unfavorable since it retards the effect of the DHA while only slightly raising ATP levels. DHA may be valuable in maintaining increased hemoglobin function levels throughout the present 21 day storage period. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Blood preservation, *Acetones, Humans, Hemoglobin, Adenosine phosphates, Adenine

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE