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Can blood transfusions still transmit stds?

Can blood transfusions still transmit stds?

Very rarely: Your risks are one in a couple million for hiv, htlv, and hepatitis c. About one in 250, 00 for hepatitis b. ...Read more

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Is it possible to get STDs from infected blood transfusion?

Is it possible to get STDs from infected blood transfusion?

Yes: All blood donated for transfusion is carefully screened for hiv, syphilis, and hepatitis b and c but it is still possible for someone to have a very early infection and the tests are negative, but the blood has virus in it. Modern tests for HIV turn positive about 12 days after exposure. You cannot get gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes or hpv from a blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for someone to get STDs through blood transfusion?

Please explain if it is possible for someone to get STDs through blood transfusion?

STD and blood tx: Yes, HIV is one of std and can be transmitted through blood transfusion as well as contact with body fluids. In, secondary syphilis, spirochetes can be found in blood and can be transmitted through blood transfusion. Hepatitis c also can be transmitted through blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Do you know are blood transfusions still iffy?

Do you know are blood transfusions still iffy?

They are not: For a low Hgb count erytropoietin drugs can restore the hemoglobin. In surgical patients if the blood loss is significant and transfusions not used to replace the missing blood, many complications can develop. The count should always be above 8 gms. Minimal. Without necessary transfusions, cardiac failure can result and kidney and other organ problems can set in post surgery. ...Read more

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I had a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin. My iron level was 6 and is now 9 after two units. I still feel weak and really tired after 3 days?

I had a blood transfusion due to low hemoglobin. My iron level was 6 and is now 9 after two units. I still feel weak and really tired after 3 days?

Of course you do: You are still seriously anemic. Be proactive. Insist on an explanation of how you got this sick and what wil be done to restore you to health. If you have a bleeding stomach ulcer, what will be done? If you have hemolysis, what is the cause? G6PD status? Were you malnourished? You deserve a full explanation. ...Read more

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I've been bleeding heavy and having big clots for a month. I'm still very weak and still bleeding and clotting a lot. Do I need a blood transfusion?

I've been bleeding heavy and having big clots for a month. I'm still very weak and still bleeding and clotting a lot. Do I need a blood transfusion?

Get checked: A simple blood test will tell you if you are anemic and how severe it is (a CBC or "blood count" to measure your hemoglobin). Women with ongoing bleeding should take supplemental iron to help regenerate blood. It's not likely to require a transfusion from heavy periods and ongoing bleeding. More important is getting checked to find out why you are bleeding so heavily. Please see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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After a blood transfusion, and you end up with hepatitis c, is it possible to still have it even if you don't show symptoms after 22 years?

After a blood transfusion, and you end up with hepatitis c, is it possible to still have it even if you don't show symptoms after 22 years?

Yes.: You can be asymptomatic with chronic hep c for many years. Have your doctor check a viral load to see if you still have it or not. ...Read more

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Dr, if my hemoglobin is 11, do I still need blood transfusion for a myomectomy fibroid surgery -after surgery I mean? May you please help.

Probably not: Depends on how much blood you lose during the surgery, but if you are starting at a healthy 11, chances are you will not need any. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a person with aids still get a blood transfusion?

Can a person with aids still get a blood transfusion?

Yes: A person with hiv/aids can receive a blood transfusion and this is done if the person is very anemic and has lost blood. However, a person with hiv/aids cannot give blood for concern of spreading HIV infection to uninfected people. ...Read more

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Is it possible to still be anemic? I had blood transfusions acouple months ago, but lately I'm pale, fatigue & tired all the time. And I take iron.

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Possible: What is the cause of your anemia. If the anemia is caused by heavy menses and this problem has not been addresses, yes, you are going to be anemic again. The blood cell from the transfusion will only last 3-4 months in your body - sometimes shorter- depending on the age of the pack blood cells given to you. You need to see your md and find out the cause of anemia. If this is due to menses- see gyn. ...Read more

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Is 9.4 Hemoglobin still low? (2 weeks ago needed 3 emergency blood transfusions due to major blood loss from Gastrointest. Hemorrhage w/melena).

Is 9.4 Hemoglobin still low? (2 weeks ago needed 3 emergency blood transfusions due to major blood loss from Gastrointest. Hemorrhage w/melena).

Not really.: 9.4 is low but it's not " Too"' low. More important is whether you are having symptoms of anemia (heart racing, low blood pressure, short of breath, etc). Your blood count should increase unless you are still bleeding internally. Did they find a source?? Follow with your GI Doc. You will need scopes if not already done If the returns go to ER ...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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What country was the last to test blood transfusions for hiv/aids back in the 80's?

What country was the last to test blood transfusions for hiv/aids back in the 80's?

I don't know but: The vast majority of countries do test these days. The easy answer is, the poorer the country, the less the blood supply is trust worthy. Here is some info on the countries at risk: http://www. Pepfar. Gov/progress/76858.Htm. ...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

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How does a white blood transfusion work?

How does a white blood transfusion work?

Rare: It is rare to have a white blood cell transfusion. White blood cells only live in the blood stream for a few hours and transfusions of white blood cells are more likely to cause fever. If you have low white blood cells, you are usually given a medication that stimulates production of white blood cells by your bone marrow. ...Read more

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How can a body reject a blood transfusion?

How can a body reject a blood transfusion?

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

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Need I get tested after a blood transfusion?

Need I get tested after a blood transfusion?

Maybe: The only test the physician may want is a CBC to follow the level of hemoglobin after the transfusion. Or if the patient develops a possible reaction due to the transfusion itself, like hemolysis or bacterial contamination. ...Read more

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What medicine should be given before blood transfusion?

What medicine should be given before blood transfusion?

None "required": Many practitioners will give tylenol (acetaminophen) & Benadryl dose prior to transfusion, to reduce chance of low grade temperature or minor incompatibility reaction--but this is not necessary/essential. ...Read more

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Should I be worried at all about getting a blood transfusion?

Should I be worried at all about getting a blood transfusion?

No.: There is always a risk of complications no matter what you do, but if you have to get something like a blood transfusion, it is better to get it than not get it and have another outcome. This is done by well trained staff who are prepared for all known issues associated with this. If there is a real problem, like a transfusion reaction, it can at least be stopped, and many meds can be given. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me the blood transfusion allergic reactions?

Can you explain to me the blood transfusion allergic reactions?

Immunologic: Causes for transfusion allergic reactions are immune related and depending on the severity can be mild (hives, urticaria, rash) to severe anaphylaxis and shock (hypotension, respiratory obstruction)
These can be from allergens present in the transfused unit or substances like cytokines in the blood product that may activate the recipient's immunologic system. ...Read more

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In what way can we check blood transfusion reactions during blood transfusion?

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In what way can we check blood transfusion reactions during blood transfusion?

Evaluation: Combination of clinical examination (listen to complaints, examining the patients etc), blood works, and imaging study (like cxr) are used to check transfusion reaction. ...Read more

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Who cannot get blood transfusions?

Who cannot get blood transfusions?

Blood transfusions: Jehovah's Witnesses are one group that issues with accepting blood products. ...Read more

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What is a blood transfusion reaction?

What is a blood transfusion reaction?

Many things: The person receiving blood may react to the blood or the tranfusion process. This may be as simple as fever or rash, or may involve antibodies reacting to proteins in the blood being transfused. ...Read more

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Do you know are blood transfusions dangerous?

Do you know are blood transfusions dangerous?

Mostly no: A properly done blood transfusion is not dangerous. There are possibilities of problems, but they are rare and it is best to ask about them before you sign the consent form to receive blood. ...Read more

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What does the filter in a blood transfusion do?

Remove debris: Filters will remove cellular debris, small or microscopic clots. They should be used for all transfusions although there are different types depending on what is being transfused. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how blood transfusions go wrong?

Multiple ways: The most serious of the untoward events occurs with transfusion with red cells mis-matched for ABO blood groups resulting in intravascular hemolysis. Others are volume overload, allergic reactions, febrile reaction, transmission of infections, e. g. HIV, hepatitis, lung injury and immune suppression. ...Read more

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Is your blood type important for a blood transfusion?

Yes,,,: Your blood type and antibody panel are of primary importance for a blood transfusion because that's how transfusion reactions are avoided in the majority of cases. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of a blood transfusion?

What are the common side effects of a blood transfusion?

Common are trivial: We pathologists run the blood bank and are always enouraging prudent and sparing use of our product. There's a few percent chance you'll get the sneezies and/or the itchies, a bit less that you'll get a mild fever. The very serious side effects are much less common. The one that's most worrisome is lung damage from donor antibodies -- less now that we use donors less likely to have them. ...Read more

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