Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) refers to the liquid portion of human blood that has been frozen and preserved after a blood donation. In fresh frozen plasma contains proteins with two important coagulation factors in it.
Aadil Hospital follows all rules and regulation of Punjab Blood Banking Act. Blood bank shall issues cross match card with donor’s blood and would adhere to instructions of MSDS and Punjab blood transfusion authority.
The Aadil Hospital Blood transfusion committee over sees the transfusion practice and compromise of
• Director Admin
• Surgical Specialist
• Medical Specialist
• Microbiologist/Infection Control Officer
• Blood Bank In-charge
• O.T In-charge
Special emphasis is laid on ISO, Quality Management system Protocols and MSDS standards to ensure healthy and safe transfusion.
The Blood Bank focuses on:
a) Documentation of blood donor informed consent.
b) Documentation of Blood Screening for infectious diseases.
c) Processing of Donated blood as per established Standard Operating Protocols.
d) Storage, Labeling, access control, temperature requirement, Cross matching, collection, administration of blood and blood products and other vital aspects of blood banking are monitored and assured as per MSDS protocols.
e) Patients disease history and medication chart is consulted before prescribing a blood product.
f) Professional team of doctors and paramedical staffs have an eye to identify real and suspected transfusion reactions.
g) Disposal of blood and related products is assured to comply with environmental standards.
- FFP is usually prescribed in cases of massive bleeding disorder.
- Patients who are anticoagulated with warfarin are deficient in the functional vitamin K dependent coagulation factors
- Cases of antithrombin III in patients who are deficient of this inhibitor and are undergoing surgery
- Infants with secondary immunodeficiency associated with severe protein-losing enteropathy and in whom total parenteral nutrition is ineffectual.
- Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
FFP transfusion may be prescribed by treating consultant physician based on the presenting symptoms, medical history, laboratory blood reports and diagnostic tests.
This varies with the specify disease patient condition.
• Patients who are anticoagulated with warfarin are deficient in the functional vitamin K dependent coagulation factors. FFP (or single-donor plasma) can be used to achieve immediate hemostasis.
• FFP can be used as a source of antithrombin III in patients who are deficient of this inhibitor and are undergoing surgery
• FFP is useful in infants with secondary immunodeficiency associated with severe protein-losing enteropathy and in whom total parenteral nutrition is ineffectual.
• FFP may be beneficial for the treatment of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Contact relavent consultant physician at Aadil Hospital to prescribe a suaitable treatment plan.