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Blood Transfusion And Severe Anemia
My grandpa is diagnosed of severe anemia and hes hospitalized now.been injcted of alternative for blood transfusion. Ur thoughts docs?Is ther a chance
Low blood count is also known as Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which the body has a decreased amount of healthy red blood cells, which normally provide oxygen to body tissues. Common causes may include certain medications, chronic diseases such as cancer, a poor ...Read more
I have just been diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and I have severe anemia where I just had a blood transfusion, will my liver heal or get worse?
Might it happen that a caucasian develop sickle cell anemia after a blood transfusion from an afrimight it happen that amerimight it happen that donor?
No: You inherit sickle cell anemia from your parents, you can't "catch it" from a blood transfusion. By the way, sickle cell anemia is not confined to african-americans; it is found in many individuals from the middle east and other regions around the mediterranean sea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anemia found on labs. Iron serum: 21 Iron Saturation: 4, Ferritin: 3. Very heavy periods, and hadn't been taking iron. Blood transfusion needed?
Iron deficiency: It appears you have very low 'storage' iron -the ferritin. So if you supplement iron back, you should improve. Iron supplements are at CVS/drug stores. You should also get iron from foods. Broccoli, spinach, raisins, prunes, DARK chocolate, red meats, and some cereals like raisin bran or cream of wheat are full of iron. I doubt you need a transfusion unless your Hemoglobin is dangerously low. ...Read more
Why do patients with severe anemia may be compromised if transfused with large quantities of long stored blood?
Can you tell me if a patient with severe anemia of 3.5 hb count and bed ridden can't go to hospital can have blood transfusion at his home?
Difficult to do: Giving transfusion requires to have the procedure monitored closely as severe reactions,. There is also concerns about transporting blood products and having appropriate personnel to monitor. If the blood count is that low the patient needs to be evaluated to determine the cause of her anemia also ...Read more
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