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Case Study B4 - Case Discussion - Answer (Question 3)

What can cause a black or purplish red cell mass in a unit of RBC?

A black or purplish red cell mass indicates hemolysis caused by:

  • physical destruction of the red cells
  • bacterial contamination
  • outdating

See Guideline IMM.03 (#6.3.1.2).

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