Randomized study of washing 40- to 42-day-stored red blood cells.

@article{BennettGuerrero2014RandomizedSO,
  title={Randomized study of washing 40- to 42-day-stored red blood cells.},
  author={Elliott Bennett-Guerrero and Brett S. Kirby and Hongmei Zhu and Annadele E Herman and Nicholas Bandarenko and Timothy J McMahon},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2014},
  volume={54 10},
  pages={2544-52}
}
BACKGROUND Pretransfusion washing of red blood cells (RBCs) stored for a longer duration may have theoretical advantages but few data exist to support this practice. In many hospital settings, use of a point-of-care cell washer could conceivably be used to quickly wash allogeneic RBCs before transfusion. The purpose of this preliminary study was to compare a point-of-care device with a common blood bank device for washing longer-stored RBCs. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Forty RBC units stored for… CONTINUE READING
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