Accession Number : ADA140442

Title :   New Developments in Red Blood Cell Preservation Using Liquid and Freezing Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Valeri,C R

PDF Url : ADA140442

Report Date : 02 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Today, most donor blood is separated into its components -- red blood cell concentrates, platelet concentrates, and plasma -- shortly after collection. The storage limitations depend upon which anticoagulant is used during blood collection: whole blood and red blood cell concentrates may be stored at 4 C with hematocrit values of 75 to 80 V% for 21 days in CPD and for 35 dys in CPDA-1. A newly developed polyvinyl chloride plastic multile-bag collection system has simplified blood collection, component separation and storage, biochemical modification with or without cryopreservation, cryopreservation with or without biochemical modification, and pre-wash dilution of the red cells.

Descriptors :   *Blood preservation, *Erythrocytes, Freezing, Separation, Hematocrit, Cryobiology, Bags, Plastics, Polyvinyl chloride, Blood storage, Collection

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE