Blood Product Administration

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Blood Product Administration

Product Prescription
Packed Red Cells 4 x (rise in Hb required) x weight = Packed RBC (ml)

Simple top-up: aim for Hb 10-12 g/dL
GI bleed / varices / post-transplant: aim for Hb 8-10 g/dL
Platelets 10 ml/kg over 30 minutes
Fresh Frozen Plasma 10 ml/kg over 1 hour
Cryoprecipitate 5 ml/kg over 30 - 60 minutes
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