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Can a blood transfusion give you new allergies?

Can a blood transfusion give you new allergies?

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 more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Why can't a person who has had a blood transfusion give blood for a year?

Why can't a person who has had a blood transfusion give blood for a year?

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

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Is it possible that we give blood transfusion through an arterial femoral line?

Is it possible that we give blood transfusion through an arterial femoral line?

Could be done: Transfusions through an artery can be done, but this is not preferred and can be associated with ischaemic changes in the vessel distally. Prefer venous transfusions. ...Read more

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Do I have to give inj. Avil and inj. Hydrocortisone before blood transfusion?

Do I have to give inj. Avil and inj. Hydrocortisone before blood transfusion?

In general, no.: There may be rare instances, particularly with patient who has had multiple transfusions previously, who needs to be premedicated before a transfusion, but steroids are almost never given pre-transfusion. ...Read more

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If I gave blood then got in an accident and needed a blood transfusion, could they give me my own blood back?

If I gave blood then got in an accident and needed a blood transfusion, could they give me my own blood back?

No: Chances are that your blood was already used. For you to get your own blood back as a transfusion, you probably would have had to stipulate a direct donation to yourself. ...Read more

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Mom's hemoglobin is 7.5, and has no insurance. Hospital ER would not give blood transfusion because no insurance. Can not take iron d/t GI distress?

Mom's hemoglobin is 7.5, and has no insurance. Hospital ER would not give blood transfusion because no insurance. Can not take iron d/t GI distress?

Try to get seen: The cause of her anemia needs to be found, even in the face of our dysfunctional health care system. A free clinic or medical school can look for the source of her blood loss -- if that's the cause -- and find out whether perhaps there is an ulcer or cancer that needs to be treated to save her life. It's a tough situation and I wish you both luck. ...Read more

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I had a blood transfusion on Tuesday April 28th. I tried to schedule follow up with PCP that's on insurance card but they say they're not accepting new patients, so I have yet to have a follow up. I noticed that my eyes are yellow should I go back to the

Needs evaluation: Why did you need a transfusion? That information, the fact that you had a transfusion, and the yellowing of your eyes suggest possible liver dysfunction. You need to talk your way into your PCP office or at least find a community clinic or ER that can evaluate your condition. Don't delay on this. ...Read more

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Could they give blood transfusions to stroke patients?

Could they give blood transfusions to stroke patients?

Surely: If a stroke patient has active bleeding or possesses a blood dyscrasia, transfusions might be indicated, and there is really no contra-indication. In some cases of intracranial bleeding, when an individual has been taking an anticoagulant, a platelet transfusion might be useful. ...Read more

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After a blood test, if your blood is completey disease free, can they give it to someone else for transfusions?

After a blood test, if your blood is completey disease free, can they give it to someone else for transfusions?

Not sufficient: Amount.
The amount of blood collected for blood tests is 5-10 ml and even if it were the best blood ever, it would be too little for transfusion. For transfusion about 350-500 ml is collected and tested for a number of parameters before transfusion. ...Read more

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Can they give blood transfusions to stroke patients when first receiving emergency care?

Can they give blood transfusions to stroke patients when first receiving emergency care?

If that is: The therapy chosen by the specific treating physician for that specific patient at that specific time. Your question is too generic and not appropriate for the general population at large. ...Read more

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Could they give blood transfusions to stroke patients when first receiving emergency care?

Could they give blood transfusions to stroke patients when first receiving emergency care?

Perhaps: Blood transfusions may be needed with severe anemias, or active bleeding, and may be required in some complex co-morbidities associated with stroke, but the more common infusion is t-pa, thromboplastin activator to reverse the stroke. ...Read more

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Why give anti-d antibodies to people who are rhd- receiving rhd+ blood transfusions?

Why give anti-d antibodies to people who are rhd- receiving rhd+ blood transfusions?

RhoGam: It blocks the person who receives the transfusion (carries the unborn child, etc) from becoming sensitized and making their own antibodies. It usually works. ...Read more

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I am anaemic. My doctor wants to give me blood transfusions (my iron level is 6). He told me to go to the hospital if I felt bad. When she I go?

I am anaemic. My doctor wants to give me blood transfusions (my iron level is 6). He told me to go to the hospital if I felt bad. When she I go?

Anemia: If you are anemic and feel short of breath it would be necessary to be evaluated emergently. The goal is to be treated before the situation becomes life threatening. Increasing weakness decrease in urine output are all signs of needing to be transfused. ...Read more

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My baby might need a blood transfusion but i’m a jehovah’s witness. I don’t know what to do.?

My baby might need a blood transfusion but i’m a jehovah’s witness. I don’t know what to do.?

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

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Why shouldn't an rh- woman who hasn't had children get an rh+ blood transfusion?

Why shouldn't an rh- woman who hasn't had children get an rh+ blood transfusion?

Sensitized: She'll make antibodies against D (the main Rh antigen) and these will cross the placenta and damage Junior if he/she is Rh positive. Generally, we don't give Rh-pos blood to Rh-neg people because they tend to destroy the transfused cells anyway, and who needs that? ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can blood transfusion change behavior?

Can blood transfusion change behavior?

What do you mean?: An you elaborate? In general, no, it can't. ...Read more

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more