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What is the maximum time that a unit of red blood cells can be safely left out of controlled temperature storage?

Abstract:

The objective of this systematic review was to identify and analyze the evidence base supporting the "30-minute" and "4-hour" rules in transfusion medicine. The 30-minute rule states that red blood cell (RBC) units left out of controlled temperature storage for more than 30 minutes should not be returned to storage for reissue; the 4-hour rule states that transfusion of RBC units should be completed within 4 hours of their removal from controlled temperature storage. Eligible studies were ide...

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10.1016/j.tmrv.2011.09.005

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Journal:
Transfusion medicine reviews
Volume:
26
Issue:
3
Pages:
209-223.e3
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1532-9496
ISSN:
0887-7963
URN:
uuid:284d0b00-2550-4f29-9258-2036dbf7991a
Source identifiers:
216408
Local pid:
pubs:216408

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