Published in Blood Weekly, August 3rd, 2006
Study 1: Platelet additive solutions offer several advantages for platelet storage.
According to a recently published report from Germany, "The storage of platelets (PLTs) in PLT additive solutions (PASs) might have several advantages. It can reduce allergic and febrile transfusion reactions, facilitate ABO-incompatible PLT transfusions, enable pathogen inactivation, and make more plasma available for other purposes (eg, for fractionation)."
"For this reason," wrote J. Ringwald and colleagues at the University of Klinikum Erlangen, "there has been...
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