The osmotic fragility of erythrocytes after prolonged liquid storage and after reinfusion.

@article{Beutler1982TheOF,
  title={The osmotic fragility of erythrocytes after prolonged liquid storage and after reinfusion.},
  author={Ernest Beutler and Willi Kuhl and C West},
  journal={Blood},
  year={1982},
  volume={59 6},
  pages={1141-7}
}
Although it is recognized that red cells lose membrane during storage, estimation of the osmotic fragility of erythrocytes has not previously proven to be a useful measurement of the storage lesion. Erythrocytes from blood stored in CPD-A2 were found to have a markedly increased osmotic fragility. A major portion of this increase was found to be due to… CONTINUE READING