Deterioration of red blood cell mechanical properties is reduced in anaerobic storage.

@article{Burns2016DeteriorationOR,
  title={Deterioration of red blood cell mechanical properties is reduced in anaerobic storage.},
  author={Jennie M Burns and Tatsuro Yoshida and Larry J. Dumont and Xiaoxi Yang and Nathaniel Z Piety and Sergey S Shevkoplyas},
  journal={Blood transfusion = Trasfusione del sangue},
  year={2016},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={80-8}
}
BACKGROUND Hypothermic storage of red blood cells (RBCs) results in progressive deterioration of the rheological properties of the cells, which may reduce the efficacy of RBC transfusions. Recent studies have suggested that storing RBC units under anaerobic conditions may reduce this storage-induced deterioration. MATERIALS AND METHODS The aim of this study was to compare the rheological properties of conventionally and anaerobically stored RBC and provide a measure of the relationship… CONTINUE READING