Flow Diagram for use of Blood Products

  • Ensure surgeon is aware of any excessive bleeding.  Give red cells as indicated in protocol.

  • If bleeding is in excess of 150ml/30min

  • If there is not excessive bleeding, do not give platelets, FFP or cryoprecipitate whatever the test results show.

  • If bleeding is excessive, use platelets, FFP and cryoprecipitate as indicated below.  Allow time to see if a treatment has worked.

Flow diagram for use of blood products March 2014.pdf

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Page last reviewed: 13 May 2014