packed red cells


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packed red cells

Transfusion medicine A concentrated unit of RBCs prepared from a unit of whole blood by removing plasma Indications Active bleeding, excess intraoperative blood loss, low 'pre-op' or 'post-op' Hcts, chronic anemias–eg, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, chemotherapy, dialysis, blood exchange. See CPDA-1, Quad pack, Single unit transfusion, Storage lesions, Whole blood.
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Due to severe anemia, the patient underwent exchange transfusion with AB-positive, Kell-negative packed red cells on postnatal d 1; he received transfusion of an additional unit of packed red cells with compatible AB-positive and Kell-negative cross matching on postnatal d 3.
5 MoMs indicates the need for cordocentesis and possible intrauterine blood transfusion with Kell-negative packed red cells (9), (10).
The treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation is based on the control of hypovolaemia and haemostasis by the administration of fresh frozen plasma, platelet concentrates and packed red cells (6,8,9).
If the patient is to receive packed red cells, the nurse fills in either the estimated amount of blood loss or the patient's most recent hemoglobin test result.
Among the most serious errors a hospital transfusion service can make is for a unit of packed red cells to be given to the wrong patient.
The XE-2100D will be used for quality control testing of prepared components such as packed red cells and platelet packs, while the pocH-100i will be used to screen donors so that donor center personnel can determine potential platelet yields from individual donors.
The limit of quantification, defined as 10 times the signal-to-noise ratio, was 7 [micro]g/L TDP (300 pg on column) for both whole blood and packed red cells.
During chemotherapy, the median number of transfusions for patients with leukemia was 13 (6 apheresis units of platelet, 7 units of packed red cell), while the median number of transfusions was 32 units of packed red cells for those with chronic anemia (Table 1).
I think without a doubt it will be possible to sterilize packed red cells, with respect to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV," he says.