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This is a discussion on Study on RBC use. in MICU / SICU Nursing, part of Critical Care Nursing ... A US study this month shows dangers of using RBC's older than 7 days in critically ill patients:- ...by JW-HLC Jan 21, '02A 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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- Jan 21, '02 by KRVRNYes. 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.