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Does leukocytosis get transferred through blood transfusions?

Does leukocytosis get  transferred through blood transfusions?

No: Leukocytosis means an elevated white blood cell count. Such a finding most often suggests inflammation or infection. The most usual form of blood transfusion involves giving packed red blood cells. That in & of itself would not cause a leukocytosis. In addition, modern blood banking & transfusion practices ensure sterility of the blood product. ...Read more

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


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Can I get toxoplasmosis through blood transfusion?

Can I get toxoplasmosis through blood transfusion?

Environmental likely: This is likely aquired through your environment, particularly when dealing with cats. Since they pass it out with their feces, it can be aquired through outdoor exposure, especially if walking barefoot. It can possibly be aquired through blood transfusion, like cmv, but more likely one has already got it and the immune system handles it. If immunosuppressed, like in aids, it can reactivate. ...Read more

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Can syphillis and toxoplasmosis be spread thru blood transfusion and breastmilk?

Can syphillis and toxoplasmosis be spread thru blood transfusion and breastmilk?

No: Theoretically, it is possible to get syphilis from blood transfusion if the donor happen to donate at the time he is circulating the bacteria in his blood. In reality, there is no documented infection of syphilis from blood transfusion. There is no documented passage of infection from mother to infant from breastmilk. Toxoplasmosis is an infection that we pick up from pets, esp. Cats. ...Read more

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How can someone receive the HIV virus from a blood transfusion?

How can  someone receive the HIV virus from a blood transfusion?

VERY difficult: Donated blood is very carefully tested for infectious diseases prior to release for transfusion. Red cross currently reports risk as 1 case per 1-1.5million units transfused. For more info on this and other infectious disease transmission rates, see: http://www.Redcrossblood.Org/hospitals/infectious-disease-testing. ...Read more

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Can I get hepatitis C through blood transfusions in the us?

Can I get hepatitis C through blood transfusions in the us?

Extremely unlikely: Our blood supply in the us has multiple mechanisms to reduce the risk of acquiring hepatitis c through transfusion to less than 1 in 1.6 million. However, tens of thousands of people got hepatitis c through blood transfusions prior to 1992 and so anyone who had a transfusion before 1992 should be tested for hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Does 10.3 hemoglobin need to be warded with blood transfusion?

Does 10.3 hemoglobin need to be warded with blood transfusion?

Not necessarily: There is more to needing a blood transfusion than just the HGB level. The cause of low HGB is most mportant as well as the rate of decline. More information would be needed to address your particular problem. ...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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What diseases (other then HIV) are transmitted through blood transfusion?

What diseases (other then HIV) are transmitted through blood transfusion?

Bacterial: Bacterial contamination of blood products, especially in platelets that are stored at room temperature, is the most common infectious risk of blood transfusion, occurring in approximately 1 of 2000-3000. Others are parasites like Babesia(Babesiosis), Trypanosoma(Chagas), Plasmodium(Malaria), Leishmania(Leishmaniasis), Viral(Hepatitis, Dengue, West Nile, CMV, HTLV) Prion(Creutzfeldt Jakob, vCJD) ...Read more

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Can you contract a blood-borne disease, like HIV or hepatitis, through a blood transfusion?

Can you contract a blood-borne disease, like HIV or hepatitis, through a blood transfusion?

If you have oral: Lesions. If you ingest contaminated blood, it is possible to get infected through transmission of the virus getting entry via a lesion in the mucous membrane. ...Read more

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Can a baby get CMV from blood transfusion?

Can a baby get CMV from blood transfusion?

Yes: Babies will only be given blood from cmv-negative donors to prevent this transmission. ...Read more

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Can blood bourne disease like hepatitis and HIV transmit trough mucous membrane and blood clot?

Can blood bourne disease like hepatitis and HIV transmit trough mucous membrane and blood clot?

Yes: Transmission of blood borne diseases can occur through any mucosa if there are breaks present, even those that you may not be able to see with your eyes. Therefore it would be wise to avoid any contact with potentially infected material if you are uncertain about the integrity of your mucosal lining. ...Read more

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Could blood transfusions mean cancer is in your blood stream?

Could blood transfusions mean cancer is in your blood stream?

Confused?: A patient needs a transfusion when their hemoglobin is very low. It can happen in cancer patients for many reasons but they don't get blood just because they have cancer. ...Read more

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Does HIV transmit during blood draw...

Does HIV transmit during blood draw...

HIV: If the blood drawer sticks themselves with the needle which has been in a vein or artery of an HIV+ person they may get HIV infection in this manner, but this is a very unusual occurrence. In order to get HIV you need intimate contact between a positive and negative person, either sexually, needle sharing, organ donation, etc. This is not an easy disease to acquire if you are reasonably careful. ...Read more

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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

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In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?

In which type of thalassemia is blood transfussion necessary ?Do the red blood cells starts building up aftr first blood transfussion with hb lvl 10?

Thal major: Variable responses of marrow, and cell production. Thal cells are fragile and break and create the anemia, and hemoglobin in urine etc.. Hematology is the discipline to follow this disease process with you. ...Read more

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Can someone pass on HIV through blood contact without being sick?

Can someone pass on HIV through blood contact without being sick?

YES!!!!: About one in eight Americans with HIV do not realize they are infected with the virus and those people account for nearly one-third of HIV transmissions in the United States, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/27/hiv-undiagnosed-cdc/29290667/ ...Read more

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Blood bank won't accept my mother's blood b/c it won't go through the white blood count filtering process. Any explanations?

Blood bank won't accept my mother's blood b/c it won't go through the white blood count filtering process. Any explanations?

Cryoprotein?: Your mother may have a protein in her blood that precipitates out when the temperature of blood drops, as it would during the filtration process. This is only one plausible explanation. You should inquire with the blood bank. ...Read more