This research unit is derived from the following publication(s)
 Hansen A, Yi Q, Acker JP: Quality of red blood cells washed using the ACP 215 cell processor: assessment of optimal pre- and postwash storage times and conditions. Transfusion 2013;53:1772-79.
 Hansen AL, Turner TR, Yi Q, Acker JP: Quality of red blood cells washed using an automated cell processor with and without irradiation. Transfusion 2014;54:1585-94.
 Hansen AL, Turner TR, Kurach JDR, Acker JP: Quality of red blood cells washed using a second wash sequence on an automated cell processor. Transfusion 2015;55:2415-21.
 Acker JP, Hansen AL, Yi Q, Sondi N, Cserti-Gazdewich C, Pendergrast J, Hannach B: Introduction of a Closed-System Cell Processor for Red Blood Cell Washing: Post-Implementation Monitoring of Safety and Efficacy. Transfusion 2016;doi: 10.1111/trf.13341.
Acknowledgements: This research was supported financially by Canadian Blood Services, funded by the federal government (Health Canada), provincial and territorial ministries of health. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the view of the federal government. Canadian Blood Services is grateful to blood donors for making this research possible.
Keywords: Red blood cell, washing, IgA, neonates, adverse reactions, process, metabolites, utilization, efficacy, safety
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Bath time for blood cells: improving the red blood cell washing process (PDF)
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Collected March 2016