Automated blood component preparation with the Opti system: three years' experience.


Removal of buffy coat from the red cell preparations reduces the content of microaggregates and leukocytes and decreases transfusion side effects. However, buffy coat removal is difficult to standardize when performed manually. An automated method using a new type of plastic container system, the Optipac, and a new type of device, the Optipress, greatly… (More)


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