|Authorised by Charge Nurse - Newborn
is prepared by freezing and then thawing plasma at which time a
cryoprecipitate occurs which contains a high concentration of factor VIII
fibrinogen, fibronectin and factor XIII.
(Lyophilised) is prepared from a single donation of apheresis plasma
obtained from NZ volunteer donors. It
is processed within 6 hours of collection.
It is suspended in buffer under sterile conditions and then
lyophilised and heat treated.
should be ABO compatible wherever possible.
is now mainly used as a source of fibrinogen.
does not contain an antimicrobial preservative and is therefore readily
susceptible to contamination.
cryoprecipitate is stable for one year at -30
life is 6 hours when stored in Blood Fridge.
When unit arrives in Newborn Services it must be used within 2 hours.
- Must be transfused
within 6 hours of thawing. It
will have a yellow expiratory sticker on stating date and time of expiry. Do
not refrigerate after thawing as otherwise insoluble cryoprecipitate
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