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How much of the body is plasma

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Blood Plasma: is the liquid component of blood. It carries blood cells and other important components(e.g. hormones) throughout the body via the circulatory system.... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Within an hour: If you've been drinking fliuds, it only takes about an hour.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Verapamil: After prescribing this medication for hypertension, I would expect improvement in bp after taking the increased dose for a day or two. I would ask you... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Plasma: They only want the liquid part of the blood where the antibodies can be harvested. The cells are useless and actually cannot be injected into someone ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? Serum sicknesses: Probably this is what you meant by your question. Serum sickness is simply a type of immune reaction when immune complexes in plasma fight other prote... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
No: Platelet rich plasma (prp) is a component of your own blood so it is unlikely that you would be allergic to something that came out of you - it's a pa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Unhealthy?: Platelet rich plasma (prp) is created by spinning blood in a centrifuge and drawing off the heavier, platelet rich, component to use for medical purpo... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Plasma transudate: It would help to understand what you are trying to figure out so that we can help with an appropriate answer.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Just a needle poke: Same as with whole blood donation, big pinch with needle insertion, then on draw, don't notice much at all. On return, arm will feel cool as your plas... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Usually nothing: You stated "donate" which means you give without expecting payment. There are exceptions, if you have an unusual antibody or protein that will be used... Read More