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Can A Blood Transfusion Change Your Dna
If your friend whith type o+ blood needs a blood transfusion, can your type a+ blood be given safely to him?
If a patient loses 50ml of blood during surgery, would that require a blood transfusion? How much blood loss must occur to require a blood transfusion
Generally, No: However, it all depends on what the patient's hemoglobin/hematocrit was prior to surgery. If the patient was already anemic and was losing blood fast, then perhaps the anesthesiologist would order a unit of blood. Whether or not a transfusion is necessary depends on the individual's hemoglobin/hematocrit level more than how much blood is lost. Some people have a lot to spare, and others none. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a casual blood test reveal if your immune system is weak or has been compromised? Will the blood contain more white blood cells?
No, but...: Despite all the "pop" stuff from people trying to sell you something on the internet, "weak / compromised immune system" as understood by today's science is uncommon. If you are hiv-, are not having severe fever blisters, candida surface infections, or bacterial infections unlike those that others suffer, you'll do yourself a favor by not letting these people frighten you. ...Read more
Can you tell me if O- blood can be used in a transfusion to a person of any blood type. is there any medical benefit to using a matching blood type over o-?
Hi can a blood biochemistry and hamatolghy profile detect cancer and does it change the white blood cells?
Sometimes.: There is no single test, or group of tests that can detect all cancers. An abnormal CBC (complete blood count) can find signs of blood cancer (leukemia, usually). A comprehensive chemistry cancer may show signs of cancer, but usually only advanced disease. A few cancers can cause the white blood count to go up, but a high WBC is very non-specific. High WBC is rarely because of cancer. ...Read more
No: I agree with dr garvey. The answer is no. But if a health care provider ever says the type is different from what was determined in the past, a patient should ask a doctor to review her chart. Also anyone ever needing a blood transfusion should ask to see the blood type on the bag before it is given. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibodies: Antibodies are produced by the body to defend against "foreign" substances, such as bacteria, viruses or cells from another person and generally circulate in the blood. If transfused red blood cells have structures on their surface that are different than those on your own red cells, the body may unleash this army of antibodies to attack and kill transfused cells. ...Read more
Can rho gam affect or altere the results of a (toxo) blood test two days later?
Can a blood test affect or altere rho gam efficieny?
I know that the typical test for sickle-cell anemia is a hemoglobin electrophoresis, but will you be able to see the sickle shape of the blood cells?
Yes: Sick led cells are readily seen on a peripheral blood smear. It's worth knowing that the irreversibly sick led cells that you see on a smear are not necessarily the ones that cause the problem. In order for a cell at risk for sickling to occlude the small blood vessels (capillaries), they first must be able to enter them. In other words they must be deformable. They become occlusive in the vessel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: ... Your white cell count, including your absolute counts of lymphocytes and neutrophils, flutuates wildly in response to the simple vicissitides of living, including the microbe invasions that you never know happen. Don't pay it any attention until the numbers go way off normal. ...Read more
Very Unlikely, but..: ...Not impossible. First, there is the possibility of a reaction to the transfused blood itself, in spite of type and crossmatch; second, a very small amount of serum remains with packed red cells (the most usually transfused part of blood) and it contains the donor's ige, the allergic immunoglobulin, which may contribute to a mild, temporary, and very rare new allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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