Table 1.

Assessment of blood storage and collection methods using the rate of change in pigeon whole blood oxygen tension for each temperature and holding receptacle

Method of storageTemperature (°C)ΔPO2 (mmHg min-1)
Hamilton syringe22-1.3
Extension line22-1.2
Hamilton syringe12-6.6×10-2
Extension line12-5.2×10-2
Hamilton syringeIce—water slurry4.1×10-3
  • ΔPO2 slopes were calculated from data points collected over a 30 min period.