Glossary

A List of Commonly Used Terms in Blood Banking

Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP)

Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) is a blood product most commonly made by separating plasma from whole blood collection and placing it in freezing conditions (-18C or less) within 8 hours of collection. FFP is also made from apheresis collections, either as a targeted product in plasmapheresis or as a concomitant product when another component is being collected. FFP is used to correct multiple factor deficiencies in bleeding patients, and potentially for a variety of other reasons. See the video page for more discussions on plasma.

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