Thursday, October 11, 2007

Depletion of Nitric Oxide in Bank Blood Spells Trouble

Great summary of this important finding at Medgadget

It has been long known that people who receive blood transfusions have a higher chance of having all kinds of medical problems following the transfusion. Research coming out of Duke now shows that stored blood loses a great deal of its nitric oxide content which is critical in oxygen transfer from blood to tissues.


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