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Dengue Needs Platelet Donation
Platelet Donation: A platelet donor using apheresis must meet requirements for a regular blood donor and: 1) be at least 16 years old 2) be in good health 3) weigh at least 110 pounds 4) have a good vein 5) refrain from taking aspirin, or products containing Aspirin or feldene, (piroxicam) for 48 hours prior to donating. Always check with your local blood donation center first before going to donate. ...Read more
Could someone with essential thrombocythemia (i.E. Too many platelets) donate platelets to a blood bank?
It is safe over 20K: There is risk of bleeding if platelets drop below 10, 000. So we generally do not have to do any platelet transfusion unless the counts come down to below 20, 000. Platelets may have to be transfused every 3 to 5 days if they keep dropping down...So they need to be rechecked daily once they drop to 30, 000/mm3. ...Read more
Could you with essential thrombocythemia (i.E. Too many platelets) donate platelets to a blood bank?
No: Would make sense in a way, no? But I seriously doubt the blood bank would allow a person with a blood disorder to donate any blood product. Thanks for your interest, though. ...Read more
My 5 year old nephew's blood report says hemoglobin-7, tacked cell volume-23%, WBC count- 11500, platelet count-179000, esr-07.Is it a thalassemia?
Insufficient info: With a hemoglobin of 7 he is not likely to have major thalassemia. There are many causes of anemia and treatment would depend on the cause. The doctor who ordered the tests should be able to advise. You may visit this site for more info on this topic. http://www.chw.org/display/ppf/docid/21855/router.asp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
High platelet count
Cause for concern or simple infection?
Slightly elevated: Parameter Male Female Haemoglobin g/L 135 - 180 115 - 160 WBC x109/L 4.00 - 11.00 4.00 - 11.00 Platelets x109/L 150 - 400 150 - 400 Your higher platelets may indicate some acute inflammatory process, possibly an infection. A repeat test in a few weeks may show a normalizing trend. GOOD LUCK. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone has platelet count of 33000 due to dengue.will he need blood transfusion?do juice of papaya leaves helps?
Dengue Fever: A random controlled trial on 228 patients wi Dengue fever in Malasia demonstrated ^'ed platelet count in group that drank 50mg of Carica Papaya juice per day over those receiving standard treatment. Dengue Virus can prevent a human body from making new platelets. Platelets usually last about four days & then are replaced by the body. But wi Dengue the platelets aren't replaced & so the Platelet ...Read more
52yr f, suspected acute leukemia, white blood cell count 25.0, bruising, fatigue, to receive blood transfusions.How serious is this?Is this fatal in adults
American Red Cross:
recommends deferring blood donations for 6 months if you have had Dengue Fever. “In most countries, donors who have been infected with dengue virus are deferred for periods of up to 6 months or even longer if they have received blood transfusions.” REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2713854/
REF: http://www.americanredcrossblood.org/faq.html ...Read more
Dialysis patient. 1 transfusion. My antibody count was to high to be admitted to a study on stem cells. Living donor. Anyway to lower antibodies count?
Not really: Antibody titers increase as a reaction to the antigen. Antigens are molecules (structures) on cells that give them a unique identity -- and so give you a reference to "self" or "not-self." in this case, you are making antibodies to something that cross reacts with the stem cell study (or equivalent). You can try to calm the immune system down (this is what medications do), but it is iffy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ferritinin 800, iron 167. And macrocytic anemia. Liver , kidney, wbc, platelets, neutrophil, B12 normal. Why? Is it preleukemia?
At least 2 problems: You realize that we can't diagnose you. With the very high serum ferritin and up-there serum iron, assuming the blood was not drawn during an acute illness, you have hemochromatosis until proved otherwise. How anemic you are, whether this is real macrocytosis, what your physical findings and other labs are are best known to your hematology consultation. Hope nobody gave you iron supplements. ...Read more
No: Platelets are the small, toothpick-looking components floating in blood plasma that help stop bleeding. Plasma is the golden appearing liquid that carries the blood cells and platelets throughout the body. Both are collected similarly in pheresis, where needed component is kept and other parts of blood are returned, but they are seeking different parts of the blood. ...Read more
Not necessarily: This is a modest reduction. It may or may not require additional testing, and will not likely need to be treated as an isolated finding. ...Read more
Apheresis plasma return failure and swelling during double red blood cell donation procedure, what does this mean?
Vein perforation: The message is just the machine reporting it could not return the plasma (=failure). The swelling most likely means the needle unknowingly punctured the back wall of the vein--so drawing was OK, but return allowed it to leak out and make a bruise (that might be light in color since the RBCs were removed). Local warm compresses should help resolve it quicker. ...Read more
How long ago?: This depends on how long ago you had malaria and whether or not you were adequately treated. If you have traveled to a region known to harbor malaria, you are deferred for 1 year. If you lived there or have been diagnosed with malaria, you are deferred for 3 years adn must remain symptom free. http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/blood_banks.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pediatrics. IGM0.43 WBC4.1 RBC3.60 PLATELETS120 MCV107.0 MCH34.5 NEUTROPHIL0.66 MONOCYTE0.04 BRUISING EASY does this indicate MDS or APLASTIC AMENIA?
Easy bruise: These results do not point to an aplastic condition because there is normal WBC count and adequate platelets. They should have done labs for bleeding diathesis such as Prothrombin time(PT/INR) and Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) as well as possible blood clotting factor levels. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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