Today, the U.S Food and Drug Administration announced that an emergency use authorization (EUA) has been granted to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to enable the emergency use of Pathogen-Reduced Leukocyte-Depleted Freeze-Dried Plasma manufactured by the Centre de Transfusion Sanguine des Armées (referred to in the EUA as French FDP).

“Earlier this year, we reaffirmed our commitment to the Department of Defense (DoD) and to the dedicated men and women protecting our country, by expediting the development and availability of safe and effective, priority medical products that are essential to the health of our military service members. This is especially true when it comes to products used to treat injuries in a potential battlefield setting,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.