• "...between -2 to -3 degrees celsius. Normally however, each unit of whole blood is separated into several components: Red Blood Cells, which may be stored at 4 degrees C for 40 or so days, or frozen (generally at -79 degrees C) for up to 10 years. Platelets (functional in the control of bleeding) are stored at room temperature and are generally kept for a maximum of five days. Blood Plasma (the chemical-rich media in which the cells are transported), is usually kept in the frozen state for up to one year."

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