Buy this Article for $3.95

Have a coupon or promotional code? Enter it here:

When you buy this you'll get access to the ePub version, a downloadable PDF, and the ability to print the full article.

Authors

  1. Halpern, Lucy Wang

Abstract

According to this study:

 

* Compared with standard-issue red blood cells, fresh red blood cells do not improve mortality rates among critically ill adults.

 

* Using standard-issue red cells (which may be stored for as long as 42 days) would eliminate the costs associated with the storage and handling of fresh cells.