Diethylenetriaminopentaacetic acid is unsuitable for long-term preservation of RBCs.

@article{Liu2001DiethylenetriaminopentaaceticAI,
  title={Diethylenetriaminopentaacetic acid is unsuitable for long-term preservation of RBCs.},
  author={T Z Liu and Daniel T Chiu and Arnold Stern},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2001},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={556-9}
}
BACKGROUND The addition of an appropriate metal chelator, such as diethylenetriaminopentaacetic acid (DTPA) to stored blood has been shown to be effective in a short-term (0-12 days) prevention of lipid peroxidation of stored RBCS: However, its long-term effectiveness has not been carefully evaluated. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Blood was preserved in… CONTINUE READING