BT_RT 1.8 Blood Storage

There are six LOs on transfusion physiology, and nine SAQs on the college website. That is more than Inhalational Agent Pharmacokinetics 🤷🏻‍♂️

BT_RT 1.8 Outline the changes that occur in stored blood

TRUE/FALSE  Granulocytes loose their antigenic properties within 4-6 hours of collection
TRUE/FALSE Plasma K+ concentration reaches approximately 30mmol/L at 28 days
TRUE/FALSE Factor VIII levels decrease to 50% at 21 days
TRUE/FALSE 10-20% of red cells transfused at maximum storage time are destroyed within 24 hours
TRUE/FALSE 2,3 DPG levels fall by 95% within 14 days of collection

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