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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
46 years experience Pathology
Call the JW: In our hospital we have a good relationship with jehovah's witnesses. They have specially trained people that will advise you about blood transfusion ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Let's talk: This is the 21st century. There are many different causes of anemia. For some, taking iron will make you sicker. If your periods are heavy, you should ... Read More
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Dr. Allan Goldstein
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Weeks: Be patient.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
23 years experience Pathology
59 deaths in 2013: Acute reactions include: hemolytic;febrile, non-hemolytic;bacterial contamination;allergic / anaphylaxis; ransfusion-related acute lung injury (trali) ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Depends on lifestyle: The risk of aquiring an infection depends on the donor's health condition, and what behaviors he/she engaged in. This is why people are screened befo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You need a WORKUP: If you can go about your daily business, you don't need to be transfused, but I am VERY concerned that you have an unexplained anemia. Even at your ag ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Transfusion Reaction: A severe transfusion reaction (such as hemolytic transfusion reaction) could potential cause death (especially if not caught early and treated approp ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
I guess becuase the : Incomplete transfusion didn't work. In all seriousness I am not sure of the question. If you wan to know when would "whole blood" be used for transfu ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Be a healthy adult.: You will be asked questions to be sure you are healthy, have not engaged in behaviors associated with viral illnesses like hepatitis or hiv, are not t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Disease prevention: Some times, though rarely, infections may be transmitted through transfusion. Blood banks defer people who may have been exposed to infections for a ... Read More

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