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NHLBI grants $1.47 million to study red blood cell transfusion storage times and bioactivity
Date:6/22/2010

markers in the blood. The grant is a partnership between Patel in the UAB Department of Pathology, Scott Barnum, Ph.D., in the UAB Department of Microbiology, and physicians in the UAB Department of Surgery.

Current data on red blood cell storage times and patient outcomes yield conflicting results. Some studies suggest longer-stored blood units are less effective and more likely to be associated with transfusion-related toxicity caused by red blood cell storage lesion. Other investigators have found no differences in clinical outcomes using red cells stored short-term or long-term.


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Contact: Troy Goodman
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205-934-8938
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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