Quality control for deglycerolized red blood cells.

  title={Quality control for deglycerolized red blood cells.},
  author={Harold T Meryman and M L Hornblower},
  volume={21 3},
A quality-control procedure to detect inadequately deglycerolized red blood cells is feasible, although the cost-effectiveness of routinely employing such a test needs to be considered by each individual blood bank. When the standard deglycerolizing protocol is meticulously followed by experienced personnel, the chances of an error that would result in inadequate deglycerolization are remote. The administration of cells with excess residual glycerol can result only in intravascular lysis of the… CONTINUE READING