Q: What is shelf life of Plateletpheresis?
Answer: 5 days
Platelets are stored at room temperature with continuous gentle agitation for up to 5 days. So, Platelets are not suppose to be in cooler at bedside while awaiting transfusion.
Apheresis platelets are collected from an individual donor during a 2-3 hour apheresis procedure and contain about 3 x 1011 platelets (equivalent of 6-8 units of platelet concentrate; a therapeutic dose for an adult).