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The INR and FFP

Is This a Good Relationship with Regard to Transfusion Practice?



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Fresh Frozen Plasma–A Critical Assessment

Slide 2

December 2008

In the United States, the number of transfusions with FFP continues to steadily increase. In 1991, 2.3 million units were transfused, and by 2001 the number of transfused FFP units had increased to 3.9 million units which represents a 70% increase.

There is also evidence that FFP use is excessively high in US compared to other countries with similar advanced healthcare systems. In the US in 2001 the ratio of FFP units to red blood cell units transfused was 1:3.6. In contrast, in the United Kingdom in 2001, the ratio of FFP units to red cell ratio was 1:7.0.

Fresh Frozen Plasma–A Critical Assessment

 


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