Accession Number : AD0835019

Title :   THE INTERNATIONAL WORKING CONFERENCE ON THE FREEZE PRESERVATION OF BLOOD, LONDON, 28 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 1967.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Walsh, Peter N.

Report Date : 27 MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The conference considered many aspects of the problems related to freeze-preservation of blood for long-term storage. Papers and discussions dealt with the need for long-term preservation, variations in current techniques, in vitro experiments to characterize such blood, as well as in vivo experiments on animals and actual clinical trials. The consensus was that there was a definite need for long-term storage of preserved blood to supplement normal blood bank capabilities in times of large scale emergencies and for stockpiling of rare bloods. An unexpected clinical windfall was the possibility that the fairly high incidence of transfusion hepatitis may be eliminated by using frozen blood. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD, PRESERVATION), FREEZING, BLOOD TRANSFUSION, BLOOD GROUPS, SERUM HEPATITIS, GLYCEROLS, VINYLPYRROLIDONE, STORAGE, STARCHES, IN VIVO ANALYSIS, IN VITRO ANALYSIS, MILITARY MEDICINE, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE