Red blood cell products: consideration of the discrepant temperature ranges permitted for storage versus transport.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The focus of this study was to determine if there is significant data to prohibit short-term storage of red blood cells (RBCs; i.e., <24 hr) at 1 to 10°C rather than 1 to 6°C, which occurs not uncommonly when RBCs are stored in a cooler for a patient during surgery. This document will describe the evidence in the literature to date regarding the potential impact of having RBCs temporarily in the 1 to 10°C range versus in the 1 to 6°C range, if any, on key measures of the quality of RBC storage: potassium, adenosine triphosphate, 2,3-diphosphoglycerate, posttransfusion survival, and bacterial contamination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Campbell Lee, S; Shaz, B; Arena, R; Sloan, S; Fung, M; Ramsey, G

Published Date

  • January 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 195 - 200

PubMed ID

  • 21790622

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-2995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2011.03242.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States