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What are the differences between a public umbilical cord blood bank and a private umbilical cord blood bank?

What are the differences between a public umbilical cord blood bank and a private umbilical cord blood bank?

Interesting question: I have never been asked this during my time in private practice. I enjoyed researching the answer and felt this was the most informative article. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/features/banking-your-babys-cord-blood ...Read more

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Blood Donation (Definition)

Blood donation is the act of giving ones blood to a blood bank, so that it may be used in the future to help someone else. People with transmissible viral diseases, such as HIV or hepatitis C, are not able to donate blood, as ...Read more


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How are automated blood collection and whole blood donation different?

How are automated blood collection and whole blood donation different?

Apheresis: Abc (aka apheresis) uses a highly sophisticated separation/filtration process to allow specific blood components to be collected (like platelets, plasma, red blood cells) from a donor while returning the un-needed components. Whole blood donation, as its name suggests, collects all blood component parts, which will be later separated and used to care for up to 4 patients from 1 donation. ...Read more

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Do plasma donation banks make mistakes with blood?

Do plasma donation banks make mistakes with blood?

Of course...: Everything human will have mistakes. So, the answer to the question, "Do people make mistakes?", is always yes. The real question is, "How likely would a mistake be in this particular situation?" Fortunately, blood banks rarely make mistakes, because they use multiple safeguards, and they know a mistake can be fatal. ...Read more

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In what way can plasma donation sites pay donors?

In what way can plasma donation sites pay donors?

Not recommended: Red Cross and many facilities in US will not accept products from pay-for-donate locations. This is due to the concern that a potential donor might not be totally honest in the history questions if seeking $$ and this could contaminate the blood supply. Volunteer donors have no motivation to not provide direct answers. ...Read more

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The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

Rh : Rh antigens are present in every blood. You would need to be more specific. Also, they blood type (a, b, ab, 0) is not connected/related to the rh + or rh - types; they are inherited independently. ...Read more

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Can the anticoagulant in one's plasma build up following blood donation?

Can the anticoagulant in one's plasma build up following blood donation?

Anticoagulant: It is unlikely one would be able to donate often enough to build up anticoagulant from donating plasma. ...Read more

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Where can I donatel blood platelets?

Where can I donatel blood platelets?

Red Cross!: First, THANK YOU! for donating platelets. You can telephone your local red cross to find out where a donation center with apheresis capability is located. ...Read more

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My son needs paternity test 4 yrs 5mos postunmatched donor cord blood transplant? Thoughts? Buccal swab causing problems pediatric hemoc question

Non blood tissue: The unrelated donor stem cell transplant prevents the use of blood cells for paternity testing of the child. Next step is usually buccal swab, but you indicate there are problems with this. Final step is a skin biopsy, but this is invasive. I would question why a buccal smear could not be done, and would repeat buccal swab before moving on to skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Apheresis plasma return failure and swelling during double red blood cell donation procedure, what does this mean?

Apheresis plasma return failure and swelling during double red blood cell donation procedure, what does this mean?

Vein perforation: The message is just the machine reporting it could not return the plasma (=failure). The swelling most likely means the needle unknowingly punctured the back wall of the vein--so drawing was OK, but return allowed it to leak out and make a bruise (that might be light in color since the RBCs were removed). Local warm compresses should help resolve it quicker. ...Read more

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Blood bank won't accept my mother's blood b/c it won't go through the white blood count filtering process. Any explanations?

Cryoprotein?: Your mother may have a protein in her blood that precipitates out when the temperature of blood drops, as it would during the filtration process. This is only one plausible explanation. You should inquire with the blood bank. ...Read more

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In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?

In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?

Thal major: Variable responses of marrow, and cell production. Thal cells are fragile and break and create the anemia, and hemoglobin in urine etc.. Hematology is the discipline to follow this disease process with you. ...Read more

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Dialysis patient. 1 transfusion. My antibody count was to high to be admitted to a study on stem cells. Living donor. Anyway to lower antibodies count?

Dialysis patient.   1 transfusion.  My antibody count was to high to be admitted to a study on stem cells. Living donor. Anyway to lower antibodies count?

Not really: Antibody titers increase as a reaction to the antigen. Antigens are molecules (structures) on cells that give them a unique identity -- and so give you a reference to "self" or "not-self." in this case, you are making antibodies to something that cross reacts with the stem cell study (or equivalent). You can try to calm the immune system down (this is what medications do), but it is iffy. ...Read more

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Why would blood count drop 5 days after femur surgery revision necessitating a blood transfusion? The patient is being bridged back onto Coumadin (warfarin)

Why would blood count drop 5 days after femur surgery revision necessitating a blood transfusion?  The patient is being bridged back onto Coumadin (warfarin)

Many possibilities: Many potential reasons. I'll enumerate:blood loss during surgery; phlebotomy or in other words frequent in-hospital blood draws; anemia of chronic disease ie inability of bone marrow to stimulate and churn out normal volume of blood components in response to life stressors as it used to. ...Read more

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Could blood type matter when donating white blood cells?

Could blood type matter when donating white blood cells?

No: Blood group type does not matter for donation. The donor and recipient need to be compatible. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can't eat 87 days post cord blood marrow transplant?

Can't eat 87 days post cord blood marrow transplant?

You are tough!!: Bone marrow transplants are so hard on your body. You are clearly an amazingly strong person. Tust in your body's ability to heal, and talk with your medical team about the many options available for nutrition. I wish you the very best, and i hope you have a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Chronic high white blood cell count for 2 years, from 11k to 32k, have had many blood test, IV pic, bone marrow test, spinal tap, all negative?

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Chronic high white blood cell count for 2 years, from 11k to 32k, have had many blood test, IV pic, bone marrow test, spinal tap, all negative?

Test: Iif there is other symptom related ( unintentional weight loss, bleeding, abdominal pain etc). - consider to get imaging- ct scans. Also cancer screening- colonoscopy, papsmear, mammogram etc if you smoke- please quit smoking. Also sometimes medication can increase WBC - although usually not more than 15k. What is the WBC differential? ...Read more

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