packed red blood cells

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packed red blood cells.

pack·ed cells

(pakt selz)
A blood product consisting of concentrated cells, most of the plasma having been removed; given to the patient who needs red blood cells but not increased fluid volume, e.g., the patient in congestive heart failure.
Synonym(s): packed red blood cells.

packed cells

, packed red blood cells,


Red blood cells that have been separated from plasma. They are used to treat conditions such as hemorrhage or symptomatic anemias that require transfusions of red blood cells but not the liquid components of whole blood. The transfusion of PRBCs in place of whole blood elevates hemoglobin levels and reduces the likelihood of fluid overload in the recipient.
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OBJECTIVE To review the literature on the limitations and consequences of packed red blood cell transfusions, with particular attention to critically ill patients.
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Q We use packed red blood cells (PRBC) as fresh as possible (longest expiration date) for children's transfusions.
Make sure there is an adequate number of intravenous lines and maintain adequate volume by using crystalloids, colloids, packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma, or platelets, as necessary.
This measure alone serves to increase the shelf life of packed red blood cells and reduces wastage by 10%.
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The baby's mother contracted the virus from two units of packed red blood cells she received after giving birth, so the virus was not transmitted in utero.