Serial assessment of biochemical changes in irradiated red blood cells.

  title={Serial assessment of biochemical changes in irradiated red blood cells.},
  author={Gopal Kumar Patidar and Aparna Joshi and Neelam Marwaha and Rajendra Prasad and Pankaj Malhotra and Ratti Ram Sharma and Hari krishan Dhawan},
  journal={Transfusion and apheresis science : official journal of the World Apheresis Association : official journal of the European Society for Haemapheresis},
  volume={50 3},
BACKGROUND Transfusion associated graft vs host disease (TA-GVHD) is delayed effect of blood component therapy with a very high mortality rate. The use of irradiated blood components is the only proven method to prevent TA-GVHD in susceptible patients. AIM Our study was designed to analyze the quality of irradiated PRBCs in terms of their biochemical parameters during a storage period up to 28 days post irradiation. METHODS A total of 80 PRBC units were analyzed, 40 units each stored in… CONTINUE READING