Plateletpheresis concentrates produced in 30 minutes along with plasma and packed red cells: preliminary results.

Centrifugal devices for donor plasmapheresis that collect platelets as a by-product have recently been introduced. The platelet yield ranges from 1.2 to 2 X 10(11) per collection, and the collection time exceeds 50 minutes. An attempt to increase yields and to reduce the procedure time was carried out at our center, taking advantage of the Dideco… (More)