Blood Products

Products for In-Vitro Use:

Stanford Blood Center provides blood products for in-vitro investigational use. Tubes or whole units of blood may be collected from individuals selected by the researcher or recruited by the Blood Center. Products collected for in-vitro investigational use are not routinely tested for infectious disease markers, although donor pre-screening can be arranged. Because products for in-vitro use do not meet the same safety criteria as blood products for transfusion, these components must not be used for infusion or for manufacturing into infusible products. Please contact Customer Relations at 650-724-2997 for more information.

Products for In-Vivo Use (Clinical Trials):

Stanford Blood Center collects blood products for investigational in-vivo use. Products may be collected from patients for re-infusion into the same patient (autologous donors), from relatives of patients (directed donors) or from normal healthy donors (allogeneic donors). IRB approval is required for all trials involving investigational in-vivo use of blood products. For information about our clinical trials program, please contact Customer Relations at 650-724-2997.

Product Specifications Legend

HCT Hematocrit
Lymph Lymphocytes
Mono Monocytes, eosinophils, basophils, and other large mononuclear cells such as blasts, metamyelocytes, myelocytes, etc.
Gran Granulocytes, including Neutrophils, Eosinophils and Basophils

The following products are available for in-vivo or in-vitro use (except as noted):

Leukocytes (White Blood Cells)

leukocytes-bags
LRS-chamber
Buffy Coat

White blood cell concentrate prepared from a single unit of whole blood by centrifugation. Product contains red blood cells and plasma, and negligible amount of anticoagulant (CPD or CP2D). Store at 20-24C up to 24 hours.

Mean
Range
Min.
Max
Vol (mL)
30.5
23
38
WBC thsn/mm3
49.8
21
94
WBC (e9)
1.5
0.6
2.7
HCT %
36.8
15.2
65.7
% Gran
47.7
28.7
67.7
% Lymph
35.6
21.7
59.1
% Mono
10.4
4.9
18.7

White blood cell concentrate of TrimaAccel® LRS chamber recovered after Plateletpheresis procedure. Product contains red blood cells, plasma and negligible amount of anticoagulant (ACD-A). Store at 20-24C up to 24 hours.

Mean
Range
Min.
Max
Vol (mL)
7.5
7
8
WBC thsn/mm3
128.4
62.4
285.6
WBC (e9)
1.0
0.5
2.2
HCT %
2.3
1.9
2.5
% Gran
3
0.9
8.7
% Lymph
76.7
60.7
87.7
% Mono
19.7
9.1
32.4

Mononuclear cells collected from a single donor by a centrifugation apheresis technique. Cells are suspended in plasma with ACD-A anticoagulant added. Product is stored at room temperature (20 – 24C) for up to 24 hours.

Median Range
minimum maximum
WBC thsn/mm3 77.6 50.4 127.7
HCT % 5.8 2.2 11.8
Vol (mL) 132 100 184
Total WBC (e9) 10.2 5.0 23.5
% Lymph 73.2 37.4 78.9
% Mono 15.2 12.2 20.2
% Gran 12.3 8.5 46.5
Lymph thsn/mm3 53.0 36.7 69.0
Total Lymph (e9) 7.0 3.7 12.7
Mono thsn/mm3 11.3 6.5 25.8
Total Mono (e9) 1.5 0.7 4.7
Gran thsn/mm3 7.7 5.2 53.7
Total Gran (e9) 1.0 0.5 9.9

Please contact us for current availability and more information.

Plasma

plasma

Plasma separated from whole blood by centrifugation (200 mL product, anticoagulant CPD or CP2D) or collected by a centrifugation apheresis technique (400 mL product, anticoagulant ACD-A). Frozen at -18C within 8 hours of collection (6 hours for ACD-A plasma), FFP contains plasma proteins including all coagulation factors.

Volume ~ 200 or 400 mL
Fibrinogen 2-4 mg/mL
Coagulation Factors 1 IU/mL
Storage, frozen < -18C, 12 months
Storage, thawed 1-6C, 24 hours

Plasma separated from whole blood by centrifugation and frozen at -18C between 8 and 24 hours of whole blood collection. Contains Factor VIII:C as well as other labile and stable coagulation factors, anticoagulant CPD or CP2D.

Volume ~200 mL
Factor VIII:C ~150 IU
Storage, frozen < -18C, 12 months
Storage, thawed 1-6C, 24 hours

Fluid portion of whole blood separated by centrifugation from whole blood unit (200 mL product, anticoagulant CPD or CP2D) or by apheresis (400 mL product, anticoagulant ACD-A). Contains plasma proteins including stable coagulation factors.

Volume 200 or 400 mL
Fibrinogen ~2-4 mg/mL
Stable coagulation factors only* 1 IU/mL
Storage 1-6C, 24 hours

Plasma remaining after removal of cryoprecipitated AHF. Significantly reduced clotting factors and fibrinogen.

Platelets

platelets

Platelets collected from a single donor by a centrifugation apheresis technique. Each product contains platelets suspended in plasma and anticoagulant ACD-A.

Volume 200-300 mL
Platelets > 3.0 x 10 11
Storage 20-24C, continuous gentle agitation, 5 days

Plasma up to 200 mL collected from a single donor concurrently with an apheresis platelet collection. See Fresh Frozen Plasma and Plasma, liquid.

Unless specified, platelets, pheresis undergo white blood cell reduction during the automated collection process, resulting in residual WBC < 5.0 x 10 6.

Red Blood Cells

Red Blood Cells

Additive red blood cells may be prepared by centrifuging whole blood to remove as much plasma as possible, and replacing the plasma with Adsol (see Legend ). Cells have lower viscosity than CPD or CP2D Red blood Cells, and flow in a manner more comparable to that of whole blood.

AS-1 (WB)

Volume (RBC+Plasma) ~300 mL
HCT 55-65%
Storage 1 – 6C, 42 days

AS-1 (Aph Double Red Cells)

Volume ~413-490 mL
Absolute RBC volume 360-420 mL
Storage 1 – 6C, 42 days

Prepared from whole blood collected into CPD or CP2D anticoagulant-preservative (see Legend ), and separated from the plasma by centrifugation or sedimentation.

Volume ~230 mL
HCT 65-80%
Storage, CPD 1 – 6C, 21 days
Storage, CP2D 1-6C, 35 days

Prepared by filtering red blood cells with Haemonetics CP2D/AS3 or Fenwal CPD/ADSOL Leukocyte Filters. Filtering may be done within 3 days of draw. Residual leukocytes in filtered red blood cells are <5 x 10 6 with retention of 85% of the original component.

Red blood cells, or leukoreduced red blood cells derived from 475 mL of whole blood, further centrifuged to achieve final HCT of >85%. Not available in AS-1 anticoagulant-preservative.

Whole Blood

blood bag

Whole blood released within 4 hours of collection, untested, or within 24 hours of collection, tested.

Volume 500 mL (±10%)
HCT > 34%
Storage, CPD 1 – 6C, 21 days
Storage, CP2D 1-6C, 35 days

Tubes Only

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There is no additive or anticoagulant added to this tube.

Used for specific procedures requiring serum.

Contains 0.07 mL of 15% buffered solution or the calculated equivalent of 10.5 mg EDTA (K 3). EDTA or ethylenediamineteteracetic acid chelates calcium to prevent clotting.

Used primarily for hematology and specific chemistry procedures requiring plasma or whole blood. EDTA whole blood samples are superior for flow cytometry studies because the formation of artifacts is prevented, even after prolonged standing.

Contains 0.050 mL of 15% buffered solution or the calculated equivalent of 7.5 mg EDTA (K 3). EDTA or ethylenediamineteteracetic acid chelates calcium to prevent clotting.

Used primarily for hematology and specific chemistry procedures requiring plasma or whole blood. EDTA whole blood samples are superior for flow cytometry studies because the formation of artifacts is prevented, even after prolonged standing.

Contains 1.50 mL of anticoagulant Acid Citrate Dextrose Solution (A). ACD-A contains nutrients to help maintain the whole blood for several weeks.

Used primarily for specific immunohematology and histocompatibility procedures requiring preservation of whole blood.

Contains 143 USP Units of Sodium Heparin. Heparin inhibits thrombin to prevent clotting.

Used for chemistry and selective hematology determinations. This anticoagulant is best for prevention of hemolysis and for osmotic fragility tests.

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Anticoagulants and Additive Solutions

ACD-A Anticoagulant Citrate Dextrose solution USP (ACD) Formula A

  • Dextrose (monohydrate)
  • Sodium Citrate (dihydrate)
  • Citric Acid (anhydrous)

AS-3 Additive Solution Formula 3 (100mL added to ACD-A Red Blood Cells collected by apheresis)

Each 100 mL contains:

  • Dextrose (monohydrate), USP 1.10 g
  • Sodium Citrate (dihydrate), USP 0.588 g
  • Sodium Chloride, USP 0.410 g
  • Monobasic Sodium Phosphate (monohydrate), USP 0.276 g
  • Citric Acid (monohydrate), USP 0.042 g
  • Adenine 0.030 g

CPD Anticoagulant Citrate Phosphate Dextrose USP

  • Sodium Citrate (dihydrate) 26.3 g/L
  • Dextrose (monohydrate) 25.5 g/L
  • Citric Acid (anhydrous) 3.27 g/L
  • Monobasic Sodium Phosphate (monohydrate) 2.22 g/L

AS-1 Adsol® additive formula (added to CPD Red Blood Cells)

  • Sodium Citrate (dihydrate) 26.3 g/L
  • Dextrose (monohydrate) 25.5 g/L
  • Citric Acid (anhydrous) 3.27 g/L
  • Monobasic Sodium Phosphate (monohydrate) 2.22 g/L
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Mannitol
  • Adenine

CP2D Anticoagulant Citrate Phosphate Dextrose Adenine Solution USP

  • Dextrose (monohydrate) 31.9 g/L
  • Sodium Citrate (dihydrate) 26.3 g/L
  • Citric Acid (anhydrous) 3.27 g/L
  • Monobasic Sodium Phosphate (monohydrate) 2.22 g/L
  • Adenine 0.275 g/L

(In order of Research Products and Services tables)