Fresh Frozen Plasma (FFP) can be used for a variety of medical conditions including, but not limited to:
- protein-losing disorders
- inflammatory diseases (endotoxemia)
- anticoagulant rodenticide toxicity
FFP can also be used in patients with acute pancreatitis and acute trauma patients. Plasma contains albumin, globulins, clotting proteins, and anticoagulants. Below is a chart for use of all blood products:
The Greyhound Health Initiative Blood Bank collects whole fresh blood from our pre-screened donor dogs. The whole blood is then spun in a refrigerated centrifuge immediately after collection into packed red blood cells (PRBCS) and fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) stored at -20℃ to -30℃. After one year of storage at -20℃ to -30℃, FFP is supposed to lose the labile clotting factors (V and VIII) and is referred to as stored plasma (SP) or frozen plasma (FP); however, we recently demonstrated that five-year-old FP is still hemostatically active and can be used for transfusion in dogs with coagulopathies (clotting disorders).
The GHI Blood Bank sells plasma at Buy 1 bag, get 1 free. We ship overnight on dry ice Monday through Friday. Contact one of our Blood Bank Managers for more information or to buy plasma: call 1-800-416-5156, x1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.