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can a blood transfusion change your dna

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
DNA: No it does not change your dna.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
What do you mean?: An you elaborate? In general, no, it can't.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The blood is simply a transient carrier of oxygen to the persons cells. Any transfused cell does this alone, it does not impart a change in personalit ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Wow!! Ouch!!: No, transfusion of 3 units should not change/dilute your hepatitis B antibody levels. Red blood cells survive and are replenished about every 120 days ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sensitized: She'll make antibodies against D (the main Rh antigen) and these will cross the placenta and damage Junior if he/she is Rh positive. Generally, we don ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
45 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 male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
?Puzzle? Medi-check: Your Puzzle can not be guessed by any doctor. Doctors give blood transfusion when a person is Anemic(low blood amount). This can be caused by blood lo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Very safe: Blood donors are screened for diseases and medications. Blood products are screened for infectios agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Blood banks ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
22 years experience Pathology
Decreased oxygen lev: This is a clinical decision since patients with symptoms of hypoxemia (low oxygen) most likely will not improve until their oxygen carrying capacity ( ... Read More

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