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Has it been shown that there are any other options to recieving blood in a medical emergency?

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Dr. Howard Greller answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Not if its needed: The most important question is why there is blood loss? After that, is the patient someone who is or can tolerate having a low blood count? There are no readily available options that will replace blood quickly. Things like iron and meds that stimulate the bone marrow to make more blood take weeks to months to make an impact. Blood is only given when the benefit outweighs the risk.

Answered 10/2/2013

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