haematology
Transfusion medicine

Banked red cells ‘age gracefully’

Choosing the oldest rather than the freshest red cells in the blood bank does not jeopardise safety, according to a new trial in more than 20,000 patients. The INFORM study randomised general hospital patients requiring a transfusion to available red cells that had been stored for either the shortest duration (mean 13.0 days) or the ...

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