06 Mar What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma
Plasma is the liquid component of blood, made mostly of water and acts as a transporter for cells. Plasma also contains fibrinogen, a protein that acts like a net and catches platelets at a wound site to form a clot.
Blood contains plasma, red blood cells (RBC), which help pick up oxygen from the lungs and delivers it to other body cells, while removing carbon dioxide.
White blood cells (WBC) are cell’s that fights infection, kills germs, and carries off dead blood cells, and platelets.
“Typically a blood specimen contains 93% RBC, 6% Platelets, and 1% WBC The rationale for PRP benefit lies in reversing the blood ratio by decreasing RBC to 5%, which are less useful in the healing process, and increasing platelets to 94% to stimulate recovery”.
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