Chapter 19. Transfusions. Part II: Plasma Fractions

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP Chief2,3

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch19

Basics of Blood Management

Basics of Blood Management

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2007) Transfusions. Part II: Plasma Fractions, in Basics of Blood Management, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692233.ch19

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management, Emergency Medicine, HELIOS Klinik Blankenhain, Wirthstr. 5, 99444 Blankenhain, Germany

  2. 2

    Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

  3. 3

    Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine and Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151313

Online ISBN: 9780470692233



  • transfusions;
  • plasms fractions;
  • nonblood therapies;
  • orphan drug;
  • hemophilia


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Objectives of This Chapter

  • Definitions

  • A Brief Look at History

  • The Anatomy of Plasma

  • Plasma Fractions

  • Plasma Fractions in Blood Management

  • Plasmatic Fractions Used to Reduce the Use of Other Blood Products

  • Approaches to Reduce the Use of Plasmatic Fractions

  • Key Points

  • Questions for Review

  • Suggestions for Further Research

  • Exercises and Practice Cases

  • Homework

  • References