Prostaglandins in the Preparation of Blood Components

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Science  04 Feb 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4021, pp. 539-542
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4021.539


Prostaglandin E1 significantly improved the separation of blood components in blood bags. The recovery in vivo and the life-span values of the platelets were not altered. The hemostatic effectiveness of platelets treated with prostaglandin was shown to be normal in man.