Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)
|Authorised by Charge Nurse - Newborn
- Fresh frozen plasma (FFP)
is processed from a single donor blood donation either prepared from a whole
blood unit or from a plasmapheresis donor.
- It is prepared within 8
hours of collection. This method
ensures the preservation of labile coagulation factors.
- The plasma is stored at
-30°C and thawed under controlled conditions at the Bloodbank.
- Neonatal packs take 15-20
minutes to thaw in the Bloodbank.
- Informed consent required.
- Parent signs Agreement
to Treatment form (CR0111).
of Fresh Frozen Plasma
- Prescribed on the blood transfusion/IV fluid chart (CR5541).
- On NZBS requisition form (111F01802).
- Shelf life once thawed is 4 hours, when stored in blood fridge.
- FFP pack will have a yellow
expiratory sticker, stating ‘date’ and ‘time’ of expiry.
- When pack arrives in
Newborn Services it must be used within 2 hours.
- Once plasma is partially
transfused it should never be
returned to the fridge for reuse at a later time because of the risk of
neonatal transfusions AB Plasma is used (compatible to all blood groups).
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