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Blood Products
Blood Products
Human blood products including red blood cells, platelets and plasma products are provided as transfusions for a variety of therapeutic indications. They are associated with potential adverse effects of which it is important to be aware.


    Whole Blood Cryoprecipitate
    Plasma separated from whole blood collection and then cryoprecipitate isolated from plasma
    Apheresis Cryoprecipitate
    Blood is removed, plasma collected, blood returned to patient and then cryoprecipitate is isolated from plasma


  • In order to create cryoprecipitate, fresh frozen plasma is thawed to between 1-6°C and the precipitate is collected. This creates a product that is richer in fibrinogen than FFP.
    • Composition

    • Factor VIII
    • Fibrinogen
    • Factor XIII
    • Von Willebrand factor
    • Fibronectin

Clinical Use

    • Indications

    • Massive transfusion
    • Large haemorrhage during surgery
  • Each unit of cryoprecipitate is expected to increase the serum fibrinogen by 5-10mg/dL.
Last updated on January 17th, 2019