Alternatives in blood operations when choosing non-DEHP bags.


Journal Article

The use of di-ethylhexyl-phthalate (DEHP) in blood bags is under discussion due to toxicity concerns and possible restrictions. A questionnaire among 15 blood centres in nine countries showed that none so far have fully switched to non-DEHP blood bags. If centres had to change, sites with a 42-day outdate would choose for a shorter outdating period, while others would allow a higher haemolysis rate (but within current specifications). To improve red cell quality, about half of the centres are willing to move to an alternative red cell storage solution, while the other half would not change for various reasons.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • van der Meer, PF; Devine, DV; Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative,

Published Date

  • February 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 112 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 183 - 184

PubMed ID

  • 28116749

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28116749

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1423-0410

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/vox.12479


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England