This guide has systematically evaluated the variables that can impact plasma recovery from whole blood collection through component processing and provided recommendations for improving plasma yields. It introduced process workflow and cost benefit analyses to assist the Blood Establishment in characterizing the steps that are expected to maximize plasma gains with minimum effort. Pall Medical Technical Staff is available for assistance or consultation on the elements within this guide. In addition, Pall Medical provides a comprehensive financial cost model for converting to the Leukotrap RC system with RC2D Filter. For further information please contact your Pall Medical Account Manager or visit the Pall Medical web site http://www.pall.com/gotplasma
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