Shall red cell units stand upright, lie flat or be mixed during storage? In vitro studies of red cells collected in 0.5 CPD and stored in RAS2 (Erythrosol).

Red cells were prepared using a new anticoagulant with half the normal amount of citrate and a new additive solution (RAS2, Erythrosol) previously shown to give improved storage conditions, and stored in a highly gas permeable plastic container (PL 2209). Mixing daily and weekly resulted in lower PCO2, higher PO2 and more rapid oxygen saturation of the… CONTINUE READING