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Are there risks for patients receiving blood transfusions?

Are there risks for patients receiving blood transfusions?

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 doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more


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Can they give blood transfusions to stroke patients when first receiving emergency care?

Can they give blood transfusions to stroke patients when first receiving emergency care?

If that is: The therapy chosen by the specific treating physician for that specific patient at that specific time. Your question is too generic and not appropriate for the general population at large. ...Read more

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Could they give blood transfusions to stroke patients when first receiving emergency care?

Could they give blood transfusions to stroke patients when first receiving emergency care?

Perhaps: Blood transfusions may be needed with severe anemias, or active bleeding, and may be required in some complex co-morbidities associated with stroke, but the more common infusion is t-pa, thromboplastin activator to reverse the stroke. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

Be informed: For transfusion the main preparation is to have the right information from your doctor and sign a consent for any adverse reaction that may happen during or after the procedure. Usually transfusion is needed when the patient clinical symptoms and laboratory findings show a deficiency in a blood component that must be corrected urgently. Then the appropriate product and dose is transfused. ...Read more

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Explain the rationale for administering a blood transfusion to jehovah witness patient.?

Explain the rationale for administering a blood transfusion to jehovah witness patient.?

Life Saving: Even though it may be life saving, most jehovah witnesses will still not allow the use of human products. Some may agree to the use of a cell saver or saving one's own blood for later use, when time allows. But in an emergency, it comes down to faith and personal belief. A personal choice should always trump medical decisions, regardless of possible outcome. ...Read more

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Could they give blood transfusions to stroke patients?

Could they give blood transfusions to stroke patients?

Surely: If a stroke patient has active bleeding or possesses a blood dyscrasia, transfusions might be indicated, and there is really no contra-indication. In some cases of intracranial bleeding, when an individual has been taking an anticoagulant, a platelet transfusion might be useful. ...Read more

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Is packed cell blood transfusion help for thalassemia patient?

Is packed cell blood transfusion help for thalassemia patient?

Thalasemia: If indicated -i.e. Significant symptomatic anemia - blood transfusion is given to patient with thalassemia major. Iron cheating agents should be considered if one receives multiple blood transfusion. Pls discuss further in detail with your pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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Do doctors just have to let patient die if they blood transfusions and need it to save their life?

Do doctors just have to let patient die if they blood transfusions and need it to save their life?

See below: Transfusions are important treatments in people who require blood products. Sometimes patients may refuse these treatments, or the may become futile. ...Read more

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How can patients receive blood transfusions without an iron overload?

How can patients receive blood transfusions without an iron overload?

Blood and Fe loading: It's impossible to get blood transfusions and not have the iron accumulate, unless someone is having ongoing bleeding (which then makes you lose iron). There are several iron-removing (or chelating) drugs available now, like Desferal (which is given IV or subcutaneously) and Exjade (which is given orally). These are very effective at removing iron if the patient is compliant with taking them. ...Read more

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Is blood transfusion really needed right away for a 86 years old patient with creatinine level of 3.6 and hemoglobin of 61?

Is blood transfusion really needed right away for a 86 years old patient with creatinine level of 3.6 and hemoglobin of 61?

Blood transfusion?: If the patient is hypotensive and has a rapid heart rate, a blood transfusion is mandatory. A hemoglobin (h) of 6.1 is about 30% that of a normal h of. Unless the patient is in hospice care, the patient, or the patient's family, should be offered the option of a blood transfusion to elevate the h to a level > than 10 gm/dl. ...Read more

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Is it possible that after a while a sickle cell patient body starts rejecting blood transfusions?

Is it possible that after a while a sickle cell patient body starts rejecting blood transfusions?

Not really: There's no such thing as "rejecting" blood transfusion. Very rarely, someone can have a severe allergic reaction to transfused blood, with hemolysis (which as a sickle patient you may know a lot about). But this is exactly what blood typing is designed to prevent. If you think transfusions aren't boosting your hematocrit or hemoglobin as much as in the past, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Today I saw a patient with jaundice she developed it only one day after blood transfusion so what are the causes? Could it be haemolysis? ?

Probably: Most likely this is indeed hemolysis. It's usually but not always possible to pick up sensitivity to donor blood by a recipient; the Kidd blood group antibodies are expecially treacherous here. There are a variety of other causes of jaundice, including liver disease and bile duct obstruction. Blood transfusion saves many lives but the risks must always be weighed against benefits. ...Read more

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My daughter is a beta thalassaemia major patient & taking regular blood transfusion for 10 yrs. Now she has hep c type 4 &viral load is 133964. Cure?

My daughter is a beta thalassaemia major patient & taking regular blood transfusion for 10 yrs. Now she has hep c type 4 &viral load is 133964. Cure?

Don't rush: Young people tend to have fairly slow progression of liver damage wit hepatitis c. The pace of new drug development over the next 5-10 years will transform this disease. Get informed. Follow sophisticated websites like natap. Org for the latest clinical trial data. Today, treatment of hcv in people like your child is complicated, but we will have easier to tolerate regimens in genotype 4 in 2-4 y. ...Read more

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I had a blood transfusion on Tuesday April 28th. I tried to schedule follow up with PCP that's on insurance card but they say they're not accepting new patients, so I have yet to have a follow up. I noticed that my eyes are yellow should I go back to the

I had a blood transfusion on Tuesday April 28th. I tried to schedule follow up with PCP that's on insurance card but they say they're not accepting new patients, so I have yet to have a follow up. I noticed that my eyes are yellow should I go back to the

Needs evaluation: Why did you need a transfusion? That information, the fact that you had a transfusion, and the yellowing of your eyes suggest possible liver dysfunction. You need to talk your way into your PCP office or at least find a community clinic or ER that can evaluate your condition. Don't delay on this. ...Read more

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How can we increase the platelets count (no blood transfusion) in a cancer patient? Are there any natural solutions (food, vitamin complex etc)? Thx

How can we increase the platelets count (no blood transfusion) in a cancer patient? Are there any natural solutions (food, vitamin complex etc)? Thx

Intravenous water: Soluble vitamins can do it. Linus pauling worked with a scottish physician and found that large doses of vitamin c helped cancer patients. I/v vit c gets higher concentrations. Trouble is that vitamin therapy has not yet become an accepted approach. ...Read more

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After receiving a blood transfusion and developing a fever, what do you do?

After receiving a blood transfusion and developing a fever, what do you do?

Watch: Could be either a reaction, an inflammatory response of your body or else just watch if low graded & transient is ok. If persist get your doctor. ...Read more