Blood Components 101

This will serve as a guide for the specific indications, storage requirements and stability of the different blood components. Storage Whole Blood, Packed Red Blood Cells: 1-6 degrees Celsius. Plasma, Cyroprecipitated AHF: -18 degrees Celsius. Platelets: 20-24 degrees Celsius with continuous gentle agitation. Granulocytes: 20-24 degrees Celsius without agitation. Stability Whole Blood: When refrigerated a … Continue reading Blood Components 101

Blood System Portfolio: ABO Group

The ABO blood group system was first discovered in 1901 by Karl Landsteiner. In 1902 Sturli and Von Decastello discovered the AB group. The ABH antigens do not develop until about 6 weeks of fetal life and the concentration of antigens increases until 3-4 years of age and level out. Antibodies to the ABO blood … Continue reading Blood System Portfolio: ABO Group