PLYO, lyophilized plasma, medical technology 100% French.
PLYO, plasma of the military emergency, is a state-of-the-art medical technology and 100% French.
(PLYO = lyophilized plasma or French Lyophilised Plasma FLYP)
Acute hemorrhage is the leading cause of “preventable” death in polytrauma of warfare.
Only PLYO, in the form of a powder to be reconstituted in less than 6 minutes with the water supplied in the kit, allows immediate transfusion in case of hemorrhagic shock.
Lyophilized plasma is used by the French army and produced by the Centre de Transfusion Sanguine des Armées (CTSA). Plasma freeze-drying allows the soldier to be transfused easily and quickly, as it is sufficient to rehydrate the plasma before transfusion.
It ensures plasma replenishment in a configuration compatible with operational constraints.
It can be used without knowing the recipient’s blood type; it is available at all times, in all places and in all circumstances.
It has proven its effectiveness in combat (Afghanistan, Mali, Central African Republic, etc.) including foreign armies, including U.S. special forces, as well as army training hospitals in France.
Its use is recommended in all situations of vital emergency, military and civilian (SMUR, medically isolated sites, etc.).
Since 2010, the plasma requirements of the troops involved have increased fivefold. Lyophilized plasma is therefore a revolution for the management of the wounded.
Created in the hospital’s secure basements, in a zone classified as "Defense", the lyophilized plasma recipe, is carefully kept in safe.
The CTSA collects blood donations, on average 460 pockets per week in french regiments.