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

@article{Almac2007TheIO,
  title={The impact of storage on red cell function in blood transfusion.},
  author={Emre Almac and Can Ince},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical anaesthesiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={195-208}
}
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

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