Red blood cells are the most common blood cell within the human body. Red blood cells are purified from freshly collected peripheral blood material, which is collected from IRB consented healthy human donors in HemaCare’s FDA-registered collection centers.
Use fresh red blood cells immediately upon receipt.
For cryopreserved red blood cells, storage at -80°C is acceptable.
Testing: Donors are tested for HBV, HCV, HIV, HTLV, WNV, Trypanasoma cruzi, and Syphilis.