Oxygen transfer resistance as a criterion of blood ageing

Jose C. Merchuk, Zeev Tsur, Eli Horn

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A modified rapid flow technique was used in order to measure the rate of oxygen transfer out of red blood cells of different ages. The oxygen transfer rate is expressed as a mass transfer coefficient determined in blood samples that were stored in the local blood bank for different periods of time. The results show that the resistance to oxygen transfer increases with age. This suggests that the decrease in the quality of stored blood is due, partially at least, to changes in the red blood cell membrane. The method can also provide a functional way of testing the quality of stored blood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1107
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Engineering Science
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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