Optional Additive Systems as an Effective Strategy for Blood Storage in Military Blood Banking,
LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CALIF
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To attack the problem associated with the exposure of all blood products to adenine, and to determine whether a lower adenine concentration would be effective, a new storage strategy has been developed. In this system, which may be termed on optional additive system OAS, blood is collected, processed, and initially stored in currently available preservative solutions. After 7 and 14 days of refrigerated storage, adenine and glucose are added from a sterile integral pouch. The efficacy of this strategy in preserving red cell biochemical energy levels for 35 days is the subject of this report.
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