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Psoralen photochemical treatment of platelets

Lily Lin
From: Science & Medicine: Volume 5 Number 1: Page 54 (February 1998)

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Abstract: Platelet transfusions are associated with risks of transfusion-acquired viral and bacterial diseases as well as a number of adverse immune reactions. A photochemical treatment process for platelets has been developed that uses a novel psoralen derivative activated by long-wavelength ultraviolet light. This process can inactivate a broad range of viruses and bacteria, as well as donor leukocytes in platelet concentrates, while maintaining the viability of the platelets. It can significantly reduce the risks of platelet transfusuins, and it is compativle with current blood banking practices.

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