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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
transfusion;
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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Plasma






(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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