Accession Number:

AD0749445

Title:

The Effects of Platelets on the Storage Properties of Human Erythrocytes.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1972-05-04

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Red cells stored either in a platelet-rich or platelet-poor environment show no difference in storage properties for 21 to 28 days. However, long term storage to 42 days showed that platelet-rich environments had a slight detrimental effect on the storability of the red cell, increasing each measurement of red cell deterioration by a factor of 5 to 10 over similar red cells stored in a platelet-poor environment. For normal storage periods, the presence or absence of platelets has no effect on the quality of the stored red cells. For long term 4 C storage of red cells a platelet-poor environment may be advantageous. The idea of storing and using components separately may actually improve the quality of the separately stored red cell, other factors being equal. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE