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Extending The Shelf Life Of Blood PlateletsNew method of storing human blood platelets extends vitality for transfusions. Packaged as suspension in sterile liquid in plastic blood bags. Each bag placed between pair of plastic grids, and rubberbands placed around sandwich thus formed to hold together. Stored upright in open air or in container through which air pumped at rate of at least 45 L/min. Ensures that platelets receive ample oxygen and expiratory carbon dioxide form platelets removed before pH drops to harmful levels.
Document ID
19880000554
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Surgenor, Douglas M. (The Center For Blood Research)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 12
Issue: 10
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
LIFE SCIENCES
Report/Patent Number
MSC-21157
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.