The storage of whole blood (WB) or red corpuscles (RC) is associated with the formation of considerable quantities of microaggregates between 25 µm and 40 µm.

These microaggregates are fundamentally made up of degenerated leukocytes and thrombocytes, fragments of red blood cells and other cells, lipids, lipoproteins and precipitated denaturated albumin.

The conditions and the storage period influence the type and amount of microaggregates present.

The scientific literature shows that microaggregates with larger dimensions (i.e. more than 40 µm) are often present in extremely high concentrations.
It has also been shown that a relation exists between acute respiratory failure and the presence of microaggregates in the pulmonary circulation of patients who have undergone massive transfusions.

Therefore it is necessary to filter the blood used for transfusions. This allows the larger microaggregates to be removed which protects the pulmonary microcirculation.

GOCCIA MICRO is the ideal filter for transfusion safety.

Reduced priming volume: 35 ml
High filtering flow rates for amounts of whole blood up to 2000 ml
Easy debubbling
Easy inspection due to the transparent housing
High filtering efficiency
microaggregate removal > 25 µm: 95% (MICRO 20)
microaggregate removal > 40 µm: 95% (MICRO 40)
Injection point (in the version with infusion set)
Maximum working pressure: 400 mmHg
Polyester monofilament screen filter
Sterilization with ETO
Single use