Currently, there are two types of plasma manufactured by Canadian Blood Services: frozen plasma (FP) and cryosupernatant plasma (CSP). FP can be derived through whole blood or apheresis collection and is shipped frozen to hospitals. For information on solvent detergent plasma (S/D plasma) please refer to Canadian Blood Services’ publication on Solvent detergent (S/D) treated plasma (Octaplasma).
There are several conditions or characteristics that are associated with a change in the appearance of plasma units. Whether or not a blood component is suitable for transfusion is determined by local hospital policy and procedures.