9 December 2017 (Saturday) - Cold Storage? - NO!

This article looked interesting.


I saw the “cold storage for platelets” bit and naively assumed there was a change of policy on the way… then I read it…

Platelets are normally transfused either …. Blah blah blah…. has since transfused a total of 21 of 119 units stored at 1-6°C. However, >80% were discarded due to the short storage time and formation of clots in the current plasma-rich storage solution…..

There’s nothing new to be had from this, but this illustrates the point not to be taken in by attention-grabbing headlines.

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