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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in Hematology
Blood transfusion: Any nurse, whether an rn or np, is qualified to give blood. An np is also qualified to order a blood transfusion as long as she is following a protoco ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Life saving: Blood transfusions are used as a life saving measure. When people lose blood rapidly their bodies can shut down and stop functioning ultimately leadin ... Read More
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A 120-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Recycled: There's a machine that does this. It does return blood to your vasculature.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mashael Al-hegelan
13 years experience in Critical Care
Depends: Blood transfusions while safe, are not without risk and shouldn't be taken lightly. A lot of factors are considered when evaluating the need for a tra ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
45 years experience in Pathology
Almost risk free: Alexis, i would have to say that blood transfusions are safe but not entirely risk free. Those that donate blood are given a rigorous questionaire, a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bates jr.
23 years experience in Critical Care
Mostly no: A properly done blood transfusion is not dangerous. There are possibilities of problems, but they are rare and it is best to ask about them before yo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
45 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Yes, anyone can receive red blood cell transfusions.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: Combination of clinical examination ( listen to complaints, examining the patients etc) , blood works , and imaging study ( like cxr) are used to che ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Acute or chronic?: Blood transfusions are needed for various reasons, including anemia, acute blood loss from injury, internal bleeding, rectal bleeding, blood in your u ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Extracorporeal: Is blood transfusion performed outside the body through a pump.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
22 years experience in Pathology
Need of blood: Blood transfusions are required when a patient's body can't maintain adequate oxygenation for tissues due to decreased red blood cells. Usually if hem ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Blood transfusions: Jehovah's Witnesses are one group that issues with accepting blood products.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
22 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Transfusion-associated immuno-modulation (TRIM) is independent of whether the blood is allogenic, autogenic, or leukodepleted. This has been described ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
IV bag: Blood is collected by IV into a specialized, sealed, sterile plastic bag containing an anti-coagulant. It is then refrigerated (after blood typing and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
45 years experience in Pathology
NO: All transfusions are now leukoreduced which means they undergo a process that removes essentially all wbc's. Therefore, an increased WBC situation ca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience in Family Medicine
It depends: Normally blood transfusions are a temporary fix to bring your blood count up. Treatment for the cause of the anemia is more important. You need to d ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Blood: blood transfusion is not used to replace iron ,must be done only if patient is very symtomatic , or in shock, or has blood loss due to trauma or surg ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience in Pediatrics
ABO incompatability: Generally, if the mother is known to be of O blood type, we also check the baby's blood type as well as check for antibodies in the baby's blood (dire ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Thalasemia: If indicated -i.e. Significant symptomatic anemia - blood transfusion is given to patient with thalassemia major. Iron cheating agents should be con ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Foreman
27 years experience in Bariatrics
Rarely: Though there may be circumstances where transfusion is indicated, the vast majority of patients who undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery have very l ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Of course but low: Viruses and disease, allergic reaction, lung damage. Please reed the folowing article for explianitions. The chances are low bout real.Consult your do ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
To prevent clotting: This avoids blood cells sticking together.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
37 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Platelet Donation: A platelet donor using apheresis must meet requirements for a regular blood donor and: 1) be at least 16 years old 2) be in good health 3) weigh at le ... Read More
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