washed red cells

washed red cells

Transfusion 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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In patients in which renal function is affected due to any reason, even small amount of K fluctuations can be dangerous and relatively fresh or washed red cells are indicated.
In severe kidney disease even small amount of potassium fluctuations can be dangerous and relatively fresh or washed red cells are indicated.
Then the washed red cells are reinfused into the circulation using a 40 [micro]m leucocyte filter.
When 50 and 100 [micro]g/L TDP was added to a pool of washed red cells, the recoveries were 95% [+ or -] 6% (mean [+ or -] SD; n = 5) and 97% [+ or -] 4.
Finally, preparation of blood components may include leukocyte-poor or washed red cells, pooled platelets, pooled cryoprecipitate, thawed plasma, and pediatric or partial units.