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Blood banking is a complicated process, and there are many myths surrounding the industry. In this blog post, we will debunk six of the most common blood banking myths that you may hear from time to time. 1) Myth: Blood should not be stored in plastic bags or bottles- Fact: This is false- Plastic bags can contain both whole blood and plasma products and are used for storage when refrigeration isn’t available. Donating blood does not put your health at risk if it is collected in a clean, safe way; however, storing it outside of a refrigerator risks bacterial growth in the bag’s contents. When donating blood without having access to refrigeration (such as while traveling), ask staff about what type of container you can use to store blood. ` Debunked myth: Blood should not be stored in plastic bags or bottles. This is false- Plastic bags and are used for storage when refrigeration isn’t available, but it may put your health at risk if it is collected in a dirty way. When donating blood without having access to refrigeration (such as while traveling), ask staff about what type of container you can use to store the blood. Read more here: Six Blood Banking Myths Debunked | Transfusion Medicine Society Blogs ›› blog post by TMS Staff published on March 15, 2017 . Read More → Transfusion medicine society blogs › …blog post…March 15

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