Accession Number : ADA140421

Title :   Monkey Red Blood Cells Frozen with 40% (w/v) Glycerol and Storage at -80C.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Valeri,C R ; Valeri,D A ; Gray,A ; Leavy,P D ; Contreras,T J

PDF Url : ADA140421

Report Date : 07 Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Red blood cells of Rhesus monkeys cryopreserved with 40% (w/v) glycerol and storage at -80 C had freeze-thaw-wash recovery values of 87%, 24-hour posttransfusion survival values of 85%, and lifespan values of 13 days. Our data show that the monkey is an excellent model in which to study liquid and freezing methods of preserving RBC before conducting tests in humans.

Descriptors :   *Blood preservation, *Erythrocytes, *Blood cells, *Rhesus monkeys, Cryogenics, Glycerols, Freezing, Thawing, Blood volume

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE