Transfusion of fresh whole blood stored (4 degrees C) for short period fails to improve platelet aggregation on extracellular matrix and clinical hemostasis after cardiopulmonary bypass.

@article{Golan1990TransfusionOF,
  title={Transfusion of fresh whole blood stored (4 degrees C) for short period fails to improve platelet aggregation on extracellular matrix and clinical hemostasis after cardiopulmonary bypass.},
  author={Maya Golan and Michaela Modan and Jacob Lavee and Uriel Martinowitz and Naphtali Savion and D A Goor and Rephael Mohr},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={99 2},
  pages={
          354-60
        }
}
It has recently been shown that the hemostatic effect of 1 unit of fresh whole blood is equivalent to the effect of 8 to 10 platelet units. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of short periods of cold (4 degrees C) storage on the hemostatic effect of fresh whole blood transfusion in 36 patients immediately after cardiopulmonary bypass. Twelve patients (group A) received unrefrigerated fresh whole blood, 12 (group B) received fresh whole blood after 5 hours' storage at 4 degrees C… CONTINUE READING