RAYMOND O. MUETHER, F.A.C.P.
Experience with the University Blood and Plasma Bank has led me to believe that a discussion of the indication for plasma is apropos. There is a tendency today to substitute plasma for whole blood when blood would be more appropriate. This tendency is based usually on the greater ease of plasma administration rather than on careful consideration of indications for plasma. It should be pointed out that blood storage has reached the stage where by the use of a preserving solution whole blood can be kept for 21 to 30 days. This makes blood readily available and shortens materially the
MUETHER RO. WHY PLASMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:431–437. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-3-431
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(3):431-437.
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