Fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is given primarily for three indications: to prevent bleeding (prophylaxis), stop bleeding (therapeutic) or for plasma exchange. Prophylactic transfusions are mainly used prior to surgery or invasive procedures. Many possible indications in patients without major bleeding are not substantiated by robust trial data.
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