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Blood storage device and method for oxygen removal

United States Patent

December 19, 2000
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The present invention relates to a storage device and method for the long-term storage of blood and, more particularly, to a blood storage device and method capable of removing oxygen from the stored blood and thereby prolonging the storage life of the deoxygenated blood.
Bitensky; Mark W. (Waban, MA), Yoshida; Tatsuro (Newton, MA)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
08/ 847,859
April 26, 1997
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to The Regents of the University of California. The government has certain rights in the invention.