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How long can blood be out of the refrigerator and still be used for transfusion?



A. 10 minutes
B. 30 minutes
C. 1 hour
D. 4 hours
E. 6 hours

This question is part of Blood Components: Preparation, Storage and Characteristics

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tarek.faour

Tarek.faour

Answered on Dec 09, 2017

you can start anytime within the 4 hours limitand complete within 4 hours. From the time the unit leaves monitored storage, it must be transfused within 4 hours.

John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Dec 09, 2017

A blood unit can used anytime within 4 hours of issue in a condition that the transfusion is completed within these 4 hours.

John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Feb 21, 2017

30 minutes

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