SURVIVAL OF ACD BLOOD AFTER SERIAL STORAGE.
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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Study of post-transfusion survival in 218 normal recipients indicated that liquid whole blood collected in acid-citrate-dextrose ACD solution in plastic containers had survival values over 70 through 28 days of storage. Studies done 20 years ago had values over 70 through 21 days of storage, but were carried out using glass containers and this may be the major factor involved in the change though experience and sophistication by blood bank personnel may also have a role. However, even though realizing that these studies under ideal conditions could be considerably altered under full field conditions involving such variables as time, transport and storage, based on these laboratory comparisons and with the plastic unit now standard equipment, an extension of shelf life from 21 days to 28 days would appear feasible, particularly in military overseas operations. Author
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