2007, Number S2
Gac Med Mex 2007; 143 (S2)
Rivera-López MRF, Ambriz-Fernández R, Zavala MC, Portillo LL, Collazo JJ, Sánchez Cañas A
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: We separated whole blood using an Atreus automated device . Results were assessed according to national and international standards. When other whole blood units were separated using the same system we proceeded to use them for transfusions.
Methods: Forty whole blood units were separated into red cells and plasma components using the the Atreus system (Gambro BCT ). Blood was transferred to Atreus bags under a sterile process. The process included adding mannitol after the separation. Red cells were then filtered using pre storage leukocyte-reduction filters. Quality control included parameters that were revised on days 0, 21 and 42. Plasma was also analyzed. 443 whole blood units were analyzed again and processed in order to transfuse.
Results: The separation method was validated for transfusion results obtained from these forty whole blood units processed.
Conclusion: Blood units did not present any adverse reactions during or after transfusion and were considered to be safe. The Atreus is a suitable system to separate whole blood.