|Subject:||Blood Banks - Storage Media.|
As mentioned, "Routine blood storage is limited to 21 days at 1°- 6°C when treated with acid-citrate-dextrose (ACD), citrate-phosphate-dextrose (CPD) or citrate-phosphate-double dextrose (CP2D) and 35 days when treated with citrate-phosphate-dextrose-adenine (CPDA1) (5 weeks for WB, 6 weeks for RBC), and involves refrigeration but usually not freezing."
Does it mean that within 21-35 maximum days period if the blood donated are not being transfused to a receiver matching blood group, then the Blood donated by the Blood Donor will be no use ?
Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar
Yes! Outdated blood is not used for transfusions. It can be used in the making of blood Agar that is needed for microbiology diagnosis
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