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Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

Blood Products

Suggested Infusion Rate of Blood Components in Nonemergency situations
  Suggested Infusion Rate
Component Adult Pediatric
Red Blood Cells 150-300 mL/hour 2-5 mL/kg/hour
Fresh Frozen Plasma 200-300 mL/hour 60-120 mL/hour
Platelets 200-300 mL/hour 60-120 mL/hour
Cryoprecipitate As rapidly as tolerated As rapidly as tolerated
Granulocytes 75-100 mL/hour 65-100 mL/hour
Transfusion must be completed within 4 hours of spiking the unit