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Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)

What is PRP?

PRP is a safe, cost-effective procedure with minimal risk of transmission of infectious diseases and immune reactions, as it is performed on an autologous (own) blood sample; it is defined as a fraction of plasma obtained from peripheral blood that has a higher platelet concentration than plasma under baseline conditions. PRP contains not only a high level of platelets, but also of growth factors that are actively secreted by platelets.

How PRP works?

Platelets when injected into the endometrium release growth factors and stem cells that produce tissue regeneration. Thanks to the active growth factors and the cytokines released, this treatment improves the uterine mucous membrane (endometrium) by promoting nesting of the embryos.

Who is this treatment recommended for?

This technique is particularly recommended for patients who are going to undergo an embryo transfer and who in previous treatments have not obtained an optimal endometrium. The endometrium is an essential factor for embryo implantation and pregnancy.

How does the procedure take place?

It is the gynecologist who sets the ideal date for treatment with PRP. The process takes approximately one hour:

  • Taking a blood sample.
  • Preparation of the sample in the laboratory.
  • Application of the PRP intravaginally, using a catheter. This quick and painless process is done in a consultation room.

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