washed red cells
washed red cellsTransfusion medicine RBCs that have been washed in sterile saline to remove WBCs, lytic mediators, non-self antigens; WRCs are most useful in IgA-deficient Pts who have circulating anti-IgA antibodies, used to ↓ febrile, urticarial and anaphylactic reactions. See Blood filters.
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