Types of Blood Products

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  • Types of Blood Products
    • Whole Blood
      • Contans everything normal blood would contain
        • Used in cases of severe blood loss
      • Maintains the blood volume of the recipient
    • Leuco-depleted Blood
      • Most of leucocytes removed
      • Maintains the blood volume of the recipient
        • Used for patients who need regular transfusions
    • Packed Red Cells
      • RBCs are separated and stored
        • Used after childbirth to replace blood loss
        • Used after surgery to replace blood loss
      • Can be added without increasing the blood volume of the recipient
        • For patients with anaemia
    • Plasma
      • All blood cells are removed
        • Used to replace clotting factors
      • Maintains the blood volume of the recipient
        • Used after cardiac surgery
      • Can be frozen
        • Used during childbirth
    • Platelets
      • Platelets are separated off and stored
        • Used for patients with bone marrow failure
        • Used after chemotheraphy
        • Used after transplants
    • Clotting Factors
      • Produced by processing blood plasma
        • For patients with blood clotting disorders such as haemophilia

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