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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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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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible for you to get cellulitis from a blood transfusion?

Is it possible for you to get cellulitis from a blood transfusion?

No: Very rarely blood products are contaminated with bacteria, but it would not produce a skin infection or cellulitis. ...Read more

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Can a baby get CMV from blood transfusion?

Possible but...: Since all the donor blood and its products are screened for cmv, transmission of this virus through transfusion is very unlikely. Cmv is ubiquitous, and about 3% of healthy newborns are reported to excrete this virus in their urine. ...Read more

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Can you get cancer from a blood transfusion?

No.: It's very unlikely. First the donor, who appears completely healthy, would have to have cancer cells in their blood, such as with leukemia, and not know it. The donated unit must pass the all the lab tests. Finally the donor and the recipient would have to be a tissue match, not just have compatible blood. The odds there are less than 1 in 10, 000 if the blood is not from a relative. ...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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I have hemoglobin e. Can I get blood transfusion if I need it?

I have hemoglobin e. Can I get blood transfusion if I need it?

Need more info: You don't state if you are a hemoglobin ee or e trait or a combination with beta thalassemia. Patients with these illnesses can have anemia, often severe. The treatment is blood transfusions and they will temporarily correct the anemia. ...Read more

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How safe is a blood transfusion? How likely is it I'll get HIV?

How safe is a blood transfusion? How likely is it I'll get HIV?

59 Deaths in 2013: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly associated with transfusion is bacterial contamination in platelet components about 1 in 12, 000 transfusions. To put it in perspective HIV is about 1 in 2 million. The most common adverse event (1%) is fever and hives along with volume overload (TACO) ...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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What would cause a person to itch or get a rash while receiving a blood transfusion?

What would cause a person to itch or get a rash while receiving a blood transfusion?

Typical Reaction: Just like dr. Machtinger stated, blood mismatches can cause itch and rash. But the simple infusion of a "foreign" blood product can stimulate your mast cells to release histamine causing the itch and rash. Unless something more serious happens, maybe they could slow down the infusion rate and/or pre-treat you with an antihistamine to prevent this reaction in the future. ...Read more

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I live in the us, how common is it for me to get hepatitis b from a blood transfusion?

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I live in the  us, how common is it for me to get hepatitis b from a blood transfusion?

Rare: The chance to get transfused with hepatitis b contaminated blood product is estimated at 1/63, 000 - 1/500, 000 per unit of product. ...Read more

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Is it possible to know whether somebody got aids because of blood transfusion or through sex?

No: People don't get infected with HIV through blood transfusions anymore, at least not in the developed world. The blood supply has been safe since the mid-1980's. But when it comes to how someone else got hiv; it's best to mind your own business. ...Read more