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Blood Transfusion During Dialysis
See below: You will have an extensive interview regarding your health, past surgeries, recent travel, and certain lifestyle practices. Then your blood will be tested for the type and iron level. You will then proceed to a donation chair where the phlebotomist will start the donation through an iv. After that (about 20 minutes), you usually get a snack. They're making sure you won't faint. Then all done. ...Read more
Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more
Depends: Not all incompatibilities result in damage. Some ABO incompatibilities may cause intravascular hemolysis and even death. Other incompatibilities may not be benign or produce a delayed extravascular hemolysis. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on what your starting blood counts are, what your underlying medical comorbidities (ailments) are, and how your body is responding to blood loss. For some people, it may be many mLs, for others, particularly if they've had ongoing blood loss prior to the surgery, it may be after only a small amount (as in less than 200 mLs). ...Read more
Should blood be irradiated before given to the patient during a blood transfusion? Are there any risks? Is it all upside in minimizing disease?
Do I have a choice of whether I wish to receive a blood transfusion before a surgery if things were to go wrong and I lose lots of blood during????
Yes: You are free to refuse blood transfusions if you want. In this situation, your will pay for your bad decision with your life. Jehovah's Witnesses do this stuff. They die. Most surgeons would refuse to operate until you wise up. Blood component therapy has risks but today they are nothing compared to the risks of believing international scare stories and refusing needed health care. ...Read more
Should have none: Your transfusion experience should be relatively painless; with most of the discomfort from getting an intravenous line put into your arm. You should have no other sensations such as the feeling of hot, cold, etc. ...Read more
During a blood transfusion if you get a fever and no other problem is this a dangerous transfusion reaction?
Maybe: If there are no other symptoms it may be a reaction to something else. However, your physicians can easily investigate the presence/absence of a reaction, and the transfusion should be stopped at the first sign of one. ...Read more
Will I be awake during myomectomy. Just wondering cost am booked for surgery tomorrow nd am presently taking blood transfusion?
Unlikely: Myomectomies are almost always performed under general anesthesia, ie you are asleep. ...Read more
During c section, my uterus tore as dr was getting my son out. Had to get a blood transfusion. I am terrified to repeat c section. Dr said i'd be ok?
That can happen: You have to trust your doctor, or see a diff doc for a second opinion as the 2nd doc can read the op note from the csection, your doc can do a repeat csection early anytime after 37 weeks after an amniocentesis has been done to check for fetal lung maturity, so the repeat csection is done before you go into labor, sometimes I do this with my patients for a variety of reasons. ...Read more
My child tested neg. For alpha thalassemia during her newborn screening but pos. Mths after a blood transfusion? Was the donor's blood still present?
Repeat it: There's always the possibility of lab error. If this is important, please do retest. ...Read more
Call the JW: In our hospital we have a good relationship with jehovah's witnesses. They have specially trained people that will advise you about blood transfusion and the ways that you can sometimes get around having to have a blood transfusion. These specialists will work with your doctor or hospital so that you and they are informed. I would rely on your specialists in your faith. ...Read more
What is name of the illness where person needs to have blood transfusion? And they only eat little food and look slim and can't gain weight?
? Puzzle? Medi-check: Your Puzzle can not be guessed by any doctor. Doctors give blood transfusion when a person is Anemic (low blood amount). This can be caused by blood loss, increased blood destruction inside the body or lack of blood formation in the bone marrow. The list of causes is very long. So I would recommend a medical examination following a detailed history and blood tests to find the condition of the blood ...Read more
Disease prevention: Some times, though rarely, infections may be transmitted through transfusion. Blood banks defer people who may have been exposed to infections for a year before being eligible to donate. The deferal includes getting tatoo. ...Read more
Decreased oxygen lev:
This is a clinical decision since patients with symptoms of hypoxemia (low oxygen) most likely will not improve until their oxygen carrying capacity (red blood cells and hemoglobin) are increased to support the normal function of the body.
In cases of acute bleeding of 2 or more liters of blood, the patient most likely will need a transfusion (our body has 4-6 liters of blood or 10 pints). ...Read more
It deoends: It depends what you need for? For example some people need it because they are bleeding from some were, if the bleeding continues they have to give blood transfusion tell the bleeding stop and your blood level get high enough to support your system. That could one time or 10 times. ...Read more
Recently eaten: Make sure you don't have an infection currently and eat as normal. Don't go in starving; otherwise, you may faint. There are other medical issues that could preclude you from donating but this will be discussed with you at the pre-donation screening interview. ...Read more
Need of blood: Blood transfusions are required when a patient's body can't maintain adequate oxygenation for tissues due to decreased red blood cells. Usually if hemoglobin levels are below 6 g/dl and there are symptoms of anemia or active bleeding, a transfusion maybe required in order to save his or her life. ...Read more
Yes: Transfusion-associated immuno-modulation (TRIM) is independent of whether the blood is allogenic, autogenic, or leukodepleted. This has been described since 1973, seen in the improved graft survival in kidney transplant in transfused patients. Some effects include down-regulation of the immune function by decreasing cytokine production, and an increase in T suppressor cell number and function. ...Read more
65 death in 2012:
Acute reactions include:
hemolytic;febrile, non-hemolytic;bacterial contamination;allergic / anaphylaxis; ransfusion-related acute lung injury (trali)
transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco)
chronic reactions include:
hemolytic; transfusion associated graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd);platelet refractoriness;post transfusion purpura;infectious disease;iron overload. ...Read more
It depends: Most often, the cause of the anemia can be found and treated. Especially if health is otherwise good, transfusion is best reserved for anemia sufficient to interfere with a person being able to do the basic things they enjoy -- being able to get around. Blood bankers are the only businesspeople who work hard to reduce demand for their product. Best wishes. ...Read more
Relatively: If you really need blood, worth the risk. The greatest danger is lung damage, which is thankfully only a real problem in 1 person out of about 5000; most folks recover. Fatal type mismatches are rare today. Hives and fever are nuisances but fairly common. Blood is screened for hepatitis b and c, HIV 1 and 2, and several other viruses using 21st century technology and the risk is extremely low. ...Read more
As close to 0: As possible. Blood banking is a highly controlled service that has many different controls that make sure that all goes perfectly. Some people who get a lot of transfusions can develop antibodies. But USA blood is extremely clean of bacteria, viruses and other adulterants. Fear of getting a transfusion is not something you should worry about. ...Read more
Getting a blood transfusion is a serious issue and not a do it yourself matter. If you are in the US why do you want to get a transfusion in Thailand? It would be prudent to talk to your doctor about your health issue, if you have one.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Very small: It is much safer than sport parachuting or high school football. Nowadays the most common fatal reaction is immune injury to the lungs. There are frequent mild reactions to blood, but these are Not dangerous. One of the cults, and some internet disinformation artists, offer clearly-false overestimates of the actual risks. ...Read more
Blood needs: If you need to supplement your blood supply or the components of the blood stream, a transfusion can be arranged. Your doctor will have measured your blood type and other factors in the blood which can be reacted against so the new transfusion matches yours and cannot cause a problem. It is administered through an IV tubing like any fluid. ...Read more
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