Published in Blood Weekly, November 30th, 1998
The center, which was opened in the town of Clarence, by the American Red Cross, plans to use a detergent treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that dissolves certain viruses while leaving needed plasma proteins intact.
The treatment "provides an added layer of protection for patients who receive transfusions of plasma," said Christopher Lamb, Red Cross.
Plasma is the fluid part of the blood that aids in coagulation. The Red...
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