Study on RBC use.

  1. 0 A US study this month shows dangers of using RBC's older than 7 days in critically ill patients:-


    Conclusion: "Transfusion of packed RBC older than 7 days may contribute to hemorrheological disorders in critically ill patients."

    Would this impact blood use in your field?
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    Yes. I work NICU and we frequently have the fathers donate a unit of blood for their baby. Then we just draw off whatever amount we want to transfuse the baby with. If it was thrown out after 7 days most of it would go to waste because its unlikely we'd use all of it that fast.

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