Citrate-phosphate-dextrose solution with adenine (CPDA) is an anticoagulant and preservative for storage of blood. It can prolong red blood cell storage life up to 35 days. It maintains platelet viability. Usage of CPDA improves post-transfusion visibility and improves glucose and ATP levels in blood.
Citrate-phosphate-dextrose solution with adenine has been used as an anticoagulant during blood collection from cardiac puncture, transgenic hen egg lysozyme-ovalbumin-Duffy (HOD) mice and humans.
Useful anticoagulant for whole blood
Recommended anticoagulant: whole blood ratio is 1:9