Product Use Indications

Indication for use of Blood and Blood Products

INDICATIONS FIRST CHOICE SECOND CHOICE
Warfarin  Poisoning Plasma Fresh Frozen Plasma
Anemia Red Cell Concentrate Whole Blood
Parvovirus Plasma Fresh Frozen Plasma
Sepsis Cryosupernatant Plasma
Hypoproteinemia Intravenous Colloid Plasma
Renal Disease Intravenous Colloid Plasma
Malnutrition Intravenous Colloid Plasma
Liver Disease Intravenous Colloid Plasma
DIC Cryoprecipitate Fresh Frozen Plasma
Anti-Vitamin K Plasma Fresh Frozen Plasma
Intoxication Plasma Fresh Frozen Plasma
Hemophilia A Cryoprecipitate Fresh Frozen Plasma
Hemophilia B Plasma Fresh Frozen Plasma
Von Willebrands Cryoprecipitate Fresh Frozen Plasma
Factor X Deficiency Plasma Fresh Frozen Plasma
Factor X1 Hemophilia C Plasma Fresh Frozen Plasma
Disfibrinogenemia Cryoprecipitate Fresh Frozen Plasma
Hypofibrinogenemia Cryoprecipitate Fresh Frozen Plasma
Prothrombin Deficiency Cryoprecipitate Platelet Rich Plasma
Thrombocytopenia Platelet Concentrate Fresh Whole Blood

Other Indications

Indications for Use of Whole Blood and Whole Blood Modified
  • Use when PCV is at or below 15%.
    Alert for transfusion begins when PCV reaches 20%.
  • The principal use of whole blood is acute blood loss.
  • Whole Blood modified is an alternative to whole blood.
  • Packed Red Blood Cells and Fresh Frozen Plasma stored from the same donor can be administered simultaneously for the same uses as whole blood.
  • Shelf life of 28 days at 4-6°C
Indications for Use of Packed Red Blood Cells
Indications for Use of Cryosupernatant