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Over 3-weeks-old blood harmful

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Washington (PTI): Transfusion of donated blood more than three weeks old may result in impaired blood vessel function, a new study of hospital...

overWashington (PTI): Transfusion of donated blood more than three weeks old may result in impaired blood vessel function, a new study of hospital patients has found. Although blood banks consider six weeks to be the maximum permitted storage time of blood for use in transfusion, but recent studies have suggested transfusing blood stored for more than a few weeks has adverse effects in patients undergoing cardiac surgery or critical care. The new finding suggests a mechanism explaining why older blood might be detrimental to patient health: a deficiency in nitric oxide, a short-lived chemical messenger that relaxes blood vessels. Robert Neuman, cardiovascular research fellow from the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute and his colleagues tested blood vessel function by measuring flow-mediated dilation (FMD).
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