Learning about blood component therapy
Lynda S. Cook RN, MSN, CRNI

April 2009 
Volume 39  Number 4
Pages 30 - 33
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Cook, Lynda S. RN, MSN, CRNI

Issue: Volume 39(4), April 2009, p 30–33 Publication Type: [Features] Publisher: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Lynda S. Cook works as an independent vascular access consultant in Greensboro, N.C. Find out how blood products are used, and learn about the latest developments in this field. Figure. No caption available.

BANKED BLOOD COMPONENTS ARE those components of whole blood that are stored and administered in their original biological form; that is, without pharmaceutical alteration. More than 20 million units of banked blood components are transfused annually in the United States. 1 This article will focus on four components—packed red blood cells (PRBCs), platelets, plasma, and cryoprecipitate—that are frequently used to treat trauma, surgical, and cancer patients, as well as other patients who are experiencing a deficiency as a result of physiologic or pathologic disturbances. A fifth product, granulocytes, has practically disappeared ...

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