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Many people have questions about blood storage. Does it need to be stored in a refrigerator? What happens if you store it at room temperature? We will answer these common questions and more, so continue reading! – You should store your blood in a refrigerator. Storing it at room temperature can cause problems with the hemoglobin and red cells, which are vital components of your blood. This is because the low temperatures will slow down these parts of your body’s natural process – one that breaks down old elements to make space for new ones. – If you’re storing donated bags of whole blood or packed red cells in a cooler (not an ice chest), keep them on dry ice at all times. The dry ice will stop any biological breakdown by keeping everything frozen, even when the outside air reaches 40 degrees Fahrenheit (about four Celsius). * Note: any images here would be screenshots from our blog post once complete! *

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