|Authorised by Charge Nurse - Newborn
random platelet concentrates are made from individual units of CMV negative
platelet concentrates are resuspended in 50 - 60mls of plasma with each
concentrate containing at least 5.5 x 1010 platelets, 1-2 x 108
lymphocytes and some granulocytes and a small number of red cells.
for individuals but below are guidelines:
- Thrombocytopenia (platelets reduced)
(platelets not functioning)
here to link to the Thrombocytopenia guideline for guidelines on what levels
to transfuse at.
signs on Agreement to Treatment Forms (CR0111).
on the blood transfusion/IV fluid chart (CR5541).
unit of platelet concentrate can be ordered over 24 hours for one baby
without contacting the NZBS Medical Officer.
However, for longer, or daily concentrates, please discuss with the
NZBS Medical Officer.
that every effort must be made to reduce exposure of neonatal patients to
blood products and separate blood donations.
given 30-60 minutes.
Life of 5 days only.
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