Blood separation is one of the many processes done using a centrifuge. With a blood centrifuge, the separation of different blood components (according to medical procedures) can be done. The separation process is considered important since blood components have unique roles and purposes.
To ensure consistency, it is crucial to use top-of-the-line blood centrifuges like the Roto Silenta 630 RS. This highly popular blood centrifuge provides efficient and rapid centrifugation of blood bags. The Roto Silenta 630 is capable of spinning 12 bags (per spin) or up to 12 liters of a sample.
Different Blood Separation Techniques
The following are some of the different separation applications and techniques that uses a blood centrifuge:
Buffy Coat Method
Buffy Coat Method or BCM is considered one of the most prevalent applications of blood centrifuges like the Roto Silenta 630 RS. Buffy Coat Method is a concentration technique that is used to manage the blood diagnostics of parasites.
Plates Rich Plasma (PRP)
Blood centrifuges are considered ideal for the preparation of PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma. Platelet Rich Plasma is a liquid compound of platelets and plasma from the same patient.
Platelet Rich Plasma contains a high bioactive protein content known as growth factors. Growth factors promote the natural regeneration and repair of damaged tissues.
Types of Bags Used
Blood bags are designed for the collection, processing, and storing of blood and whole blood components. In addition, the blood bag system contributes greatly to providing aseptic conditions to carry out the separation of blood components. It is also considered a closed system that helps ensure the chances of contamination are minimized.
The different types of blood bags include:
- Single Blood Bag. These contain CPDA, an anti-coagulating solution. Single blood bags are used for whole blood collection.
- Double Blood Bag. These are used to separate two blood components through centrifugation and extraction.
- Triple Blood Bag. These are used to separate three blood components.
- Quadruple Blood Bag. These are used to separate three blood components using the Buffy Coat Method.