Journal of Integrative Oncology

ISSN: 2329-6771

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The Effect of Sex in the Storage Capacity of Red Blood Cell Concentrates in CPD/SAGM


Vasileios L Tzounakas

Statement of the Problem: Red blood cells (RBCs) are the most frequently transfused blood labile product. The “Donorvariation effect”, which refers to donor-todonor differences observed in both blood storage quality and 24h recovery, is probably a key factor in the efficiency of transfusion therapy. Donor variation effect may be associated with genetically determined features of RBCs and plasma. The aim of this study was to examine whether thedonor’s sex may independently affect the storage capacity of donated RBCs. Methodology & Theoretical Orientation: For this purpose, 14 leukoreduced units of RBC concentrates in CPD/SAGM (7 male–7 female) were stored for 42 days at 4-6oC. Several parameters of storage quality (including hemolysis, redox status etc) were examined before and throughout the storage period. SPSS was used for statistical analysis of the results.


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