Seven-day storage of apheresis platelets: report of an in vitro study.

@article{Dumont2003SevendaySO,
  title={Seven-day storage of apheresis platelets: report of an in vitro study.},
  author={Larry J. Dumont and Tania Vandenbroeke},
  journal={Transfusion},
  year={2003},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={143-50}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to determine the allowable platelet content limits for apheresis platelets stored for 7 days in a platelet storage bag (COBE ELP, Gambro BCT). METHODS Apheresis platelets under controlled concentration and volume per bag were stored in plasma up to 8 days at 22 degrees C with horizontal agitation. Routinely evaluated in vitro platelet parameters were followed. Oxygen consumption was directly measured with a Clark-type electrode. All components were… CONTINUE READING