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Apheresis Platelets

    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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