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Apheresis Platelets

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    Apheresis Platelets
    Blood is removed, platelets collected and blood returned to patient
    • Pharmacology
    • One unit of pooled platelets is expected to increase the serum platelet count by 30-50.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Non-bleeding: platelet count <10
    • Major surgery: platelet count <50
    • Ocular / neurosurgery: platelet count <100
    • Defective platelet function
 
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