Cytokines in platelet concentrates prepared from pooled buffy coats.

Platelet concentrates (PC) prepared from pooled buffy coat (BC-PC) contain a variable number of leukocytes from different donors. We questioned whether storage of BC-PC can lead to a lymphocyte activation in the sense of a mixed lymphocyte reaction. BC-PC were prepared from four ABO-identical buffy coats and we undertook leukocyte analyses and measurement… CONTINUE READING