There will be microparticles (in stored blood)

Dr. Dean Jones, a faculty member in the MSP program, and Dr. Edmund Waller, a faculty member in the CB and IMP programs, recently published a paper in Transfusion Medicine Reviews on metabolomics research.

Instead of focusing only on how long blood should be stored, the research team is examining how much differences between donors may affect donated blood’s capacity to retain its freshness.

In their paper, the authors concluded:

These results provide future opportunities to more clearly pinpoint the metabolic defects during RBC storage, to identify biomarkers for donor screening and prerelease RBC testing, and to develop improved RBC storage solutions and methodologies.

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