Older Donated Blood Safe for Heart Surgery Patients, Study Finds

April 8, 2015 9:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing heart surgery, using transfused red blood cells stored for 21 days or more is as good as using blood cells stored for 10 days or less, a new study finds.

Previous studies have suggested that transfusing red blood cells stored for more than two to three weeks was linked to serious, even deadly, results, the study authors noted.

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