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New device identifies high-quality blood donors

19:00 EST 2 Feb 2020 | AAAS

(University of British Columbia) Blood banks have long known about high-quality donors - individuals whose red blood cells stay viable longer in storage and in the recipient's body. Now a new device developed at UBC is showing promise as a method to identify these donors, potentially helping more than 4.5 million patients who need blood transfusions every year in Canada and the United States.

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