Red cell freezing by the American National Red Cross.

Abstract

Red cells, frozen in the presence of glycerol, can be stored for years at -80C with excellent post-thaw recovery and in vivo survival. In addition to the benefits of long-term storage, the extensive washing associated with deglycerolizing removes essentially all platelets, plasma, microaggregates of cells and cell debris and there is some evidence of a… (More)

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