Fresh frozen plasma. Definition

Medical Definition: fresh frozen plasma

One unit of fresh frozen plasma is the component that is obtained after centrifugation of a 450 ml unit of whole blood in six hours after collection. It has a volume of between 200-250 ml. Can be stored up to one year - 30 º C. The single-donor plasma can be obtained in larger quantities by plasmapheresis. Transfusion is indicated in patients with hemorrhagic symptoms and alterations of coagulation tests. Given the presence of ABO isoalgutininas, plasma can be transfused with ABO isogroup receiver, or compatible. Another use may be given fresh frozen plasma is the feedstock for the production of blood serum albumin, immunoglobulins, clotting factors, etc.

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