Published in Blood Weekly, June 24th, 2004
"Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is the main source of factor IX (FIX) in the treatment of bleeding episodes of hemophilia B in the Philippines. Cryoprecipitate-removed plasma otherwise known in the Philippines as cryosupernate, is a by-product of cryoprecipitate preparation. These blood products expire in storage or are just thrown- away because of less demand for clinical use," scientists writing in the journal Haemophilia report.
"By theory," wrote L.M.P. Lepatan and colleagues, "this product should have almost the same amount of FIX as in FFP, therefore can...
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