What is Plasma?

Category: Procedures

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A plasma transfusion increases the amount of plasma in the body and prevents blood loss by increasing the amount of blood-clotting factors. Plasma, the straw-colored fluid of whole blood, contains water, protein, hormones, and blood-clotting factors.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple sclerosis 1 0
Muscle spasms 1 0
Prothrombin deficiency 1 0
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Plasma

Side effect Patients
Hives (urticaria) 1
Muscle rigidity 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Plasma.