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March 1973

Ultrapore HemofiltrationThe Effects on the Coagulation and Fibrinolytic Mechanisms in Fresh and Stored Blood

Author Affiliations

Durham, NC
From the Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Arch Surg. 1973;106(3):333-336. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350150067018

"Bank" blood and freshly drawn blood were infused through Dacron wool and grid filters in order to evaluate the effect of ultra-pore filtration on the coagulation and fibrinolytic mechanisms. The filtration did not cause any alteration of the coagulation or fibrinolytic mechanisms. The grid filter did not remove a significant number of platelets from stored or fresh blood; however, the Dacron filter did remove significant numbers from both types of blood. Filtration did not effect platelet function.