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Safer blood transfusions

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Safer blood transfusions

Depending on the amount and age of the stored blood used, transfusion can lead to complications including infection, organ failure and death. New research by Professor of Physics Daniel Kim-Shapiro found these complications are likely due to red blood cell breakdown during storage, suggesting blood may need to be stored differently. For full story jump to Windowns on Wake Forest at http://news.wfu.edu/2011/07/14/safer-blood-transfusions/

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