The impact of storage on red cell function in blood transfusion.

  title={The impact of storage on red cell function in blood transfusion.},
  author={Emre Almac and Can Ince},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology},
  volume={21 2},
Despite the common use of red-blood-cell transfusions in clinical practice, actual beneficial effects of red blood cells have never been demonstrated. On the contrary, several studies suggest that red-blood-cell transfusions are associated with higher risks of morbidity and mortality. The effects of the duration of storage on the efficacy of red blood cells have therefore been questioned in a number of studies. Recent insights into the physiology of red blood cells such as the role of the… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 40 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…