Published in Blood Weekly, February 20th, 1995
Therapeutic platelet concentrates currently can be stored for five days.
Marjorie S. Read, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and colleagues developed a procedure that allows for the long-term storage of fixed and lyophilized (freeze-dried) platelets that retain hemostatic properties following rehydration ("Preservation of Hemostatic and Structural Properties of Rehydrated Lyophilized Platelets: Potential for Long-Term Storage of Dried Platelets for Transfusion," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, January 1995;92:397-401).
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