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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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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

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