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1.1.4 Blood For Medical Use

(a) Storing Blood
Storing donated blood properly is extremely important to ensure that the blood is safe for
Keep in plastic bags
Screen for conditions such as HIV
Keep at 4oC- do not freeze it as blood cells would burst due to the crystals…

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(e) Uses of Blood Products

Type of Blood Uses

Whole Blood Contains everything in blood- erythrocytes, leucocytes, platelets and plasma. Used in
cases of severe blood loss.

Leucodeplete This has as many leucocytes removed as possible to help prevent problems with
d antibodies in later transfusions.

Packed red The…


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