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Hemoglobin-driven pathophysiology is an in vivo consequence of the red blood cell storage lesion that can be attenuated in guinea pigs by haptoglobin therapy.
Storage lesions include RBC rheology, the loss of shape, and flexibility, (12) the decrease in the concentration of molecular modulators of oxygen binding (e.g., 2,3-DPG), the decrease in nitricoxide bioactivity, and the increase in RBC adhesiveness during prolonged storage.
(15,16) It might be argued that modern leukofiltration is a mature technology for which extraordinary vigilance is no longer required, but this perspective ignores 2 points: (1) Filtration technology is evolving to remove not only leukocytes, but also other contaminants such as prions (17); (2) Interest in storage lesion suggests new areas of concern, for example, MPs.