Prostaglandin E1 in Preparation and Storage of Platelet Concentrates

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Science  04 Feb 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4021, pp. 538-539
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4021.538


The addition of prostaglandin E1 to blood collection bags improved platelet harvesting; platelets were, esily suspended immediately after centrifugation. The treatment with prostaglandin E1 did not affect the survival time of these platelets after infusion into a recipient.