WHAT IS PRP THERAPY?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich-Plasma. Plasma. PRP is plasma fraction of autologous (own) blood with the concentration of platelets 4-5 times above normal. Platelets are tiny blood cells that are responsible for clotting of blood, growth as well as tissue healing and regeneration.
HOW IS PRP THERAPY USED IN INFERTILITY PATIENTS?
PRP Therapy has been recently tried in the following areas:
- Persistently Thin Endometrium : Enhances the Endometrial Thickness
- Addressing Recurrent Implantation Failure (Recurrent Pregnancy Loss)
- Premature Ovarian Failure : Improves Ovarian Reserve
HOW IS PRP SAMPLE PREPARED? DO I NEED TO VISIT ANY SPECIAL LAB?
- Around 10 to 15 ml of blood is drawn from the patient in special tubes.
- Content of the tube is centrifuged (a process of spinning blood at a very high speed to isolate RBC’s, Plasma and Platelets) in a Centrifuge machine.
- Once the Platelets are isolated in the tube, the separated Platelets along with some leukocytes are transferred to another tube. This is centrifuged again to prepare PRP.
- Prepared PRP ( 0.5 to 1 ml ) is then immediately infused into the Endometrial Cavity.