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frozen blood.

frozen blood

A blood product consisting of packed red cells, which has a prolonged shelf life given that most of the plasma is replaced with glycerol.
 
Indications
Rare blood types (e.g., Bombay phenotype), paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria, IgA deficiency with production of anti-IgA antibodies, GVHD, autologous blood storage.
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This significant increase in shelf life was the first step in making it easier for blood collectors to implement, maintain, and manage frozen blood reserves," said Mark Popovsky, M.
The military's frozen blood supply is managed by the Joint Blood Program Office (JBPO) through the Blood Products Depots (BPD).
DOD intends to expand its use of frozen blood and it is reported that by the year 2004 over 300,000 units of blood will be deployed.
Military's decision to speed up deployment of this technology in the Armed Services frozen blood program.
Daxor's clients owe an invaluable debt of gratitude to these six Justices who protected the overwhelming majority of Idant's clients from these regulators whose primary intent has been destroying private frozen blood banking.
We learned that the German virologists who wrote that report had analysed frozen blood samples taken in 1978 and 1979 from 433 Liberian citizens.
Frozen blood samples from 13 species of free-ranging birds (n = 65) and captive Chilean flamingos (Phoenicopterus chilensis) (n = 46) housed outdoors in the Chicago area were screened for Plasmodium.
The Beef Improvement Center we will send 400 frozen blood samples from the CSU Angus cattle herd to a selected company that provides DNA services for cattle.
The kit has been validated with fresh blood (including blood stored in PAXgene Tubes and in the RNAgard Blood System), and can isolate nucleic acids from buffy coats and plasma as well as frozen blood.
But Damien Hirst's shark was there along with Tracey Emin's tent recording all the people she'd ever slept with and Marc Quinn's bust made from his own frozen blood.
If the technical difficulties of providing frozen blood products for sporadic and unpredictable emergencies have been solved, then the main obstacle now is lobbying politicians and administrators to invest in overcoming economic and logistical barriers.