Published Jan 28, 2009
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Anyway back to the topic...My textbook says that FFP needs to be ABO compatible but one poster says they don't. So do they or don't they have to be ABO compatible?
Well, the FDA says (on pg 27) that compatibility tests aren't necessary, but plasma must be ABO-compatible. Sounds a little odd.
Plasma does have antibodies and the rules are backwards from RBC's with compatibility. Type AB can donate plasma to anyone, and Type O can receive from anyone.
Platelets and cryo don't have this issue, but they still check them, particularly in people who have had transfusion reactions in the past.
srahamim, ASN, MSN
o neg RBC are compatible with all blood types and AB neg plasma, not sure about platelets....
additional note: For donors - Previously pregnant donors can also have an antibody that contributes to TRALI (transfusion related acute lung injury) that is transferred in the plasma, and the reaction can occur even 3 hours after the transfusion - this is problem with FFP and platelets (platelets are floating in plasma)
Sarah, Blood Center Collections RN
The OP said all blood types.
Which type of blood product is compatible with all blood types?
jpRN84, BSN, RN
Off Topic: Yeah what's up with that? I have been running across a lot of mean posters lately. When people ask a question they jump down their throats and act like they don't deserve to be in NS or should have their license revoked for not knowing something. Dang, can't we all just get along? Anyway back to the topic...My textbook says that FFP needs to be ABO compatible but one poster says they don't. So do they or don't they have to be ABO compatible?
Dang, can't we all just get along?
I know what you mean, it seems like alot of posters on here have bad attitudes and jump down people's throats ALOT.
dorimar, BSN, RN
O- is the universal donor. Just remember that you can always give nothing to something, without initiating a reaction--but you better not give something to nothing or the body will fight it.
I should add that this is for PRBCs. Like a prior poster mentioned, AB compatibility is not the issue with FFP and platelets that it is with RBCs
Hey Dorimar, good way to remember it!
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