Blodkomponenter och helblod – så framställs och används de

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Sweden does not have a national blood authority and guidelines for blood transfusions are lacking, leading to varying routines of production and usage of blood in the different regions. The minimum quality requirements are defined in EU Directive 2002/98/EG and in the Swedish SOSFS 2009:28. The standard blood components are red blood cells, plasma and platelets, while special components such as irradiated, washed, frozen-thawed or antigen-matched products are prescribed on certain clinical indications. Thresholds for transfusion of red blood cells and platelets are discussed as well as indications for plasma transfusions. Further, there is evidence that early, balanced blood transfusions in massive bleeding reduce mortality, which has led to requests for blood products in prehospital settings.


External organisations
  • Karolinska University Hospital
  • Region Skåne
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • NU Hospital Group
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Hematology
Translated title of the contributionBlood components, special components and whole blood - what and to whom?
Original languageSwedish
Article number20150
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Mar 15
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes