IT IS PROPOSED THAT BLOOD BAGS WHICH HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO MAINTAIN STORED BLOOD IN ITS FULLY OXYGENATED STATE WILL REDUCE RED CELL FRAGILITY AND THEREBY WILL PROLONG THE HALF-LIFE OF THE RED CELL BOTH DURING STORAGE AND FOLLOWING TRANSFUSION.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1942
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
The Abel Co
State Rd 774 - Box 267, Pembroke, VA, 24136
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 KENNETH ABEL
 (703) 626-3036
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
IT IS PROPOSED THAT BLOOD BAGS WHICH HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO MAINTAIN STORED BLOOD IN ITS FULLY OXYGENATED STATE WILL REDUCE RED CELL FRAGILITY AND THEREBY WILL PROLONG THE HALF-LIFE OF THE RED CELL BOTH DURING STORAGE AND FOLLOWING TRANSFUSION. THIS PROJECT WILL ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THAT MAINTAINING BLOOD IN THE OXYGENATED STATE DOES SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE BLOOD CELL FRAGILITY DURING STORAGE. IT WILL FURTHER VERIFY THAT A NEW LABORATORY PROCESS FOR MAKING MICROPOROUS POLYETHYLENE BLOOD BAGS CAN BE SCALED UP FOR PRODUCTION.

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