Platelet storage lesion: a new understanding from a proteomic perspective.

@article{Thon2008PlateletSL,
  title={Platelet storage lesion: a new understanding from a proteomic perspective.},
  author={Jonathan N Thon and Peter J. Schubert and Dana V. Devine},
  journal={Transfusion medicine reviews},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={268-79}
}
Platelet storage and availability for the purposes of transfusion are currently restricted by a markedly short shelf life of 5 to 7 days owing to an increased risk of bacterial growth and storage-related deterioration called the platelet storage lesion. Because most bacteria grow to confluence within 5 days during storage at room temperature, there is little increased risk of bacterial overgrowth with testing in place, and the only remaining issue is the quality of platelets during the extended… CONTINUE READING