Published in Blood Weekly, December 6th, 2001
"Red blood cells (RBCs) must be stored in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) bags plasticized with di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate or a similar plasticizer to achieve their full storage life with conventional storage solutions," explained H.R. Hill and colleagues at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the University of Cincinnati's Hoxworth Blood Center.
Storage solutions that provide a greater degree of protection do not obviate the...
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