Preparation and storage of platelet concentrates. I. Factors influencing the harvest of viable platelets from whole blood.

@article{Slichter1976PreparationAS,
  title={Preparation and storage of platelet concentrates. I. Factors influencing the harvest of viable platelets from whole blood.},
  author={Sherrill J. Slichter and Laurence A. Harker},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={1976},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={395-402}
}
Factors affecting the yield and viability of concentrated platelets have been investigated in a blood component programme. It was found that 86+/-1% of the platelets from a unit of whole blood can be concentrated without loss of viability by processing ACD or CPD anticoagulated blood at room temperature. The steps are initial centrifugation at 1000 g for 9… CONTINUE READING