A unique long-term red blood cell storage bank established in Kyiv
The bank to ensure the availability of components of rare blood groups that may be in short supply
A unique long-term red blood cell storage bank in Ukraine has been established in Kyiv.
Kyiv City State Administration reports this.
It is noted that the bank will ensure the availability of components of rare blood groups that may be in short supply or needed in large quantities.
The possibility is realised by extending the shelf life of red blood cells to 30 years. Currently, the maximum shelf life is up to 42 days. This will make it possible to stockpile red blood cells of rare phenotypes.
The project was implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Parimatch Ukraine, and the Kyiv City State Administration.
Previously. Russians began mass blood collection from Crimean civilians due to heavy losses of russian army. Additional blood transfusion stations were being opened in Rostov, Belgorod, and Voronezh oblasts.