Accession Number:

ADB206674

Title:

Prolonged Preservation of Human Platelets for Combat Casualty Care.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr-31 Oct 95,

Corporate Author:

LIFECELL CORP THE WOODLANDS TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This report describes a method for the extended storage of human platelets. The platelet storage is performed at 40C to eliminate the bacterial contamination problems associated with conventional storage. To abrogate platelet storage lesions which occur during the 40C storage, the cells are treated with second messenger effectors which stabilize the cells by inhibiting the biochemical events which lead to storage lesions. Thus, following storage the cell remain active. Following 5 days of storage at 40C, platelets treated with this stabilizing solution display activity profiles as follows 92 recovery of cell number 45 ADP-induced aggregation 80 collagen-induced aggregation 61 hypotonic shock response 10.5 extent of shape change, 74 expression of the surface marker GPIb and 44 expression of the activation marker GMP-I40. After storage at 40C for 9 days the treated platelets yielded the following functional activity values 91 recovery of cell number 43 ADP-induced aggregation 72 collagen-induced aggregation 48 hypotonic shock response 11.6 extent of shape change 64 expression of iPib and 50 expression of GMP-140. The results of this project demonstrate that the implementation of this method will allow platelets to be stored at 40C for extended periods without loss of activity.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE