Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18-21

Current concepts in platelet transfusion


Director (Retd), National Institute of Immunohematology, Mumbai, India

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Dipika Mohanty
Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-6247.45257

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This is the era of component therapy. Therefore there is a need for rational use of platelet concentrate. Lot of knowledge has been added recently in the field of platelet specially about the platelet rich plasma and its application in clinical practice. The current review focuses on improvement in preparation of platelet rich plasma, the procedure to make the same more safe and its rational use. Furthermore newer aspects of platelet concentrate use in surgical practice and for regenerative medicine has also been discussed. It also covers some progress and hurdles in preparation of platelet substitutes.


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