Packed blood cells stored in AS-5 become proinflammatory during storage.

@article{McFaul2009PackedBC,
  title={Packed blood cells stored in AS-5 become proinflammatory during storage.},
  author={Steve John McFaul and Jason B Corley and Craig W Mester and Jayasree Nath},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={1451-60}
}
BACKGROUND Studies have shown that packed blood cells (PBCs) stored in AS-1 (Adsol, Baxter) and AS-3 (Nutricel, Medsep Corp.) accumulate proinflammatory substances, which may contribute to increased complications from allogeneic blood transfusion. This study assessed whether supernates from PBCs stored in AS-5 (Optisol, Terumo Corp.) prime neutrophils (PMNs… CONTINUE READING