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Cryopreservation of Platelets, Bone Marrow and Lymphocytes: Applications for the Transplant Recipient

  • A. B. Glassman
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Part of the Developments in Hematology and Immunology book series (DIHI, volume 10)

Abstract

Patients awaiting transplantation have a variety of hematologic disorders. This study examines the abnormalities encoutered and the cryopreserved blood elements that are available for therapy. Anemia is the most common hematologic disease noted in the renal transplant patient. The renal transplant patient receives more benefits from red blood cells that are not cryopreserved (1). Definitive studies as to the role of frozen deglycerolized red blood cells versus packed red cells or other products in patients awaiting other organ transplants such as liver or bone marrow are ongoing. Cryopreservation of red blood cells and the clinical application of this product will not be addressed in this work.

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