Plasma is the liquid part of blood that contains water, minerals, and proteins (including clotting factors, the substances in the blood that help stop bleeding). Plasma may be obtained from blood donors to be transfused to someone who needs it.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology|
|Current as of||March 12, 2014|
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