Prostaglandin E1 in Platelet Harvesting: An in vitro Study

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Science  04 Feb 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4021, pp. 536-538
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4021.536


Prostaglandin E1 (10-8 to 1O-7 molar) is effective in improving the preparation of human platelet concentrates from plasma rich in platelets and from whole blood. A procedure has been developed for the use by blood banks, on a trial basis.