Red blood cell concentrates prepared from lipemic donations showed significantly higher haemolysis at the end of storage as compared to RCCs from normal donations


The recently published article Quality of erythrocyte concentrates derived from lipemic whole blood donations of de Laleijne‐Lieftingm, Lagerberg and de Korte investigated donor characteristics in relation to RCC storage quality. "The exact mechanism of the higher haemolysis in lipemic donations is unclear. Lipid‐induced alterations in the red cell membrane have been suggested to be involved in the decreased red cell stability."

The publication is part of a special issue of The ISBT Science Series, which is dedicated to blood donor studies.