Preserved Blood Components, Red Cells

Definition : Preserved red blood cells (i.e., erythrocytes) ready for transfusion to patients according to the recipient blood type. Red blood cells (RBCs) are taken from donors' blood that is not be intended for pathology tests. After separation from plasma and the addition of appropriate solutions (usually combinations of adenine, saline, glucose, and mannitol) the transfusable red cells are preserved and stored, frequently under refrigeration (optimum temperature is two to six degrees Celsius/35 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit) up to 42 days according to the anticoagulant used. RBCs can be also stored in frozen conditions for longer periods (up to five years or more) usually using additives such as glycerol or dimethyl sulphoxide. Frozen preservation is usually performed in rare types of RBCs. Preserved RBCs are usually stored in blood banks and mainly used after trauma, in surgical procedures, and to treat blood disorders (e.g., anemia, sickle cell).

Entry Terms : "Red Blood Cells, Preserved"

UMDC code : 35266

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Bloodworks Northwest

Company Type: Parent

Haemonetics Corp

Company Type: Parent

Haemonetics founder Jack Latham had a vision to bring together a commitment to quality and customer service with innovation in building a company to produce blood fractionation devices.Our comprehensive portfolio of devices, information management, and consulting services offers blood management solutions for each facet of the blood supply chain — from plasma and blood collectors to hospitals.

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