Preservation of Whole Blood in Frozen State for Transfusion

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Science  24 Oct 1958:
Vol. 128, Issue 3330, pp. 1002-1003
DOI: 10.1126/science.128.3330.1002


Addition of sugars to whole citrated human blood permits freezing and thawing with recovery of a large percentage of erythrocytes. Survival of erythrocytes thus frozen, transfused without further modification after thawing, has been satisfactory after 6 months of storage at –93°C.