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Fresh frozen plasma

Published on 31 January 2019

We manufacture fresh frozen plasma (FFP) at the Jack Copland Centre (JCC)

Packaging and transport

FFP is transported in insulated cardboard boxes using dry ice.

Fresh frozen plasma

Parameter and specification

  • Volume: 200ml-340ml
  • Leucocyte Count: Less than 5 x 10 to the 6 per unit
  • FVIIIc: 0.70 IU/ml
  • Total protein: Greater than or equal to 50g/L
  • Residual cell content (RBC): Less than 6 x 10 to the 9/L
  • Residual cell content (Plt): Less than 30 x 10 to the 9/L

Stock item/lead time for manufacture

  • Stock

CT code

  • 18300

Guidelines

Read guidelines for the UK's blood transfusion services on the Joint United Kingdom (UK) Blood Transfusion and Tissue Transplantation Services Professional Advisory Committee (JPAC) website.

We also purchase small volume Methylene Blue Treated and removed FFP from NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT).

Read NHSBT's component portfolio and guidelines.

Our polices

Our policies and guidelines outline recommended approaches for clinical settings and transfusion situations.