Standard apheresis equipment is soon to be supplanted. What are the advantages in the next generation?
Growing platelets from hematopoietic stem cells may be a small step in science, but a leap in transfusion medicine
Community blood drive efforts go on every day. The need for life-saving packed red blood cell units, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, plasma units, and platelet units is endless. Our quest for continuous improvement in transfusion medicine and in the quality of life in general takes us on an exploratory path seeking reliable manufacture of clinical grade cells. The production of platelets from stem cells is one arm of these investigations.