Prospects of Vitamin C as an Additive in Plasma of Stored Blood

  title={Prospects of Vitamin C as an Additive in Plasma of Stored Blood},
  author={R. Vani and R. Soumya and H. Carl and V. Chandni and K. Neha and B. Pankhuri and S. Trishna and D. Vatsal},
  journal={Advances in Hematology},
There is a dire necessity to improve blood storage and prolong shelf-life of blood. Very few studies have focused on oxidative stress (OS) in blood and its influence on plasma with storage. This study attempts to (i) elucidate the continuous changes occurring in plasma during storage through oxidant levels and antioxidant status and (ii) evaluate the influence of vitamin C (VC) as an additive during blood storage. Blood was drawn from male Wistar rats and stored for 25 days at 4°C. Blood… Expand
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