Evaluation of the overnight hold of whole blood at room temperature, before component processing: platelets (PLTs) from PLT-rich plasma.

@article{Meer2011EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the overnight hold of whole blood at room temperature, before component processing: platelets (PLTs) from PLT-rich plasma.},
  author={Pieter F van der Meer and Jose A. Cancelas and Ralph R Vassallo and Neeta Rugg and Mindy Einarson and John R Hess},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2011},
  volume={51 Suppl 1},
  pages={45S-49S}
}
BACKGROUND Whole blood (WB) must be refrigerated within 8 hours to optimize Factor VIII: C yield, but chilled platelets (PLTs) are rapidly removed from circulation and cannot be used clinically. It is logistically preferable to hold WB overnight at room temperature for next-day processing. We compared in vitro quality of PLT-rich plasma (PRP)-derived PLT… CONTINUE READING