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Blood Transfusions Used To Treat Lupus
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
How can you treat persistent low hemoglobin counts following chemotherapy, other than blood transfusion?
Not many: Your heme-onc dr is an expert in this, and should have discussed (or tried) a gmcsf injection to stimulate your body's red blood cell production. But, many cancer pts do not respond to it--either due to the nature of the cancer or the treatment or both. If not amenable to induction of production, then will need transfusion every so many weeks. I see many pts who do this, and once used to it are ok. ...Read more
My grandfather is 93 yr old is having low hgb level 8.7 . Possible some type of cancer going on but will not investigate because at this age will not treat. Is this the end? Doing blood transfusion today should I be preparing for the worst. Was in hospita
Hematologist can hel: Good supportive care is quite effective to maintain the quality of his life. If your current doctor does not take a positive approach seek consultation with a Hematologist(Blood specialist). They should definitely investigate the cause of his Anemia as it may be treatable with medicines which work well for Bone marrow diseases like MDS, common in older age individuals. ...Read more
Mom 50 diagnosed with Stg 4 lung cancer just had stroke, Dr say ttp. Doin blood transfusion.Life expectancy? What is going on?One chemo treat recently
No way to tell: The best source for prognostication is her oncologist. This totally depends how she responds to treatment ...Read more
If mds can be treated by EPO why use of blood transfusion. Does mds with low risk turn high risk? Can mds remain as diagnosed initialy with no progres
Epo: If hb is low enough -say- less than 7-8- or one is symptomatic- blood transfusion would likely be needed and would be more beneficial than epo- as sometimes it takes a while - needing a few injections-before you get better.If the hb is stable around 9 and no symptoms- i would do epo only and see. Yes mild mds can progress to high risk/leukemia. Yes, it can remains as low mds for a while. Need f/u. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a b- blood type could be used for someone with o+ blood type to have a blood transfusion?
No: Each person has two components to blood type (one each from mother & father). To be "O," both must be O (OO). To be type B, could be BO, BB, OB. Type O(-) ideally is the "universal donor," as cells lack any major antigens. O could be given to B,but Type B has antigens that would react in a person w/type O blood. ...Read more
What country was the first to test blood used for blood transfusions for aids at the beginning of the epidemic?
U.K.: The united kingdom began testing the blood supply in october, 1985. ...Read more
Why do I catch stuff like strep and tonsillitis more than i used to, had two blood transfusions with my hip surgeries, did i catch something from it?
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