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Today I saw a patient with jaundice she developed it only one day after blood transfusion so what are the causes? Could it be haemolysis? ?

Today I saw a patient with jaundice she developed it only one day after blood transfusion so what are the causes? Could it be haemolysis? ?

Probably: Most likely this is indeed hemolysis. It's usually but not always possible to pick up sensitivity to donor blood by a recipient; the Kidd blood group antibodies are expecially treacherous here. There are a variety of other causes of jaundice, including liver disease and bile duct obstruction. Blood transfusion saves many lives but the risks must always be weighed against benefits. ...Read more

Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


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How safe is a blood transfusion?

How safe is a blood transfusion?

Very safe: Blood donors are screened for diseases and medications. Blood products are screened for infectios agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Blood banks store blood for a limited period of time only. ...Read more

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How can blood transfusion help in :-?

How can blood transfusion help in :-?

Decreased oxygen lev: This is a clinical decision since patients with symptoms of hypoxemia (low oxygen) most likely will not improve until their oxygen carrying capacity (red blood cells and hemoglobin) are increased to support the normal function of the body.
In cases of acute bleeding of 2 or more liters of blood, the patient most likely will need a transfusion (our body has 4-6 liters of blood or 10 pints). ...Read more

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How often do I need a blood transfusion

How often do I need a blood transfusion

It deoends: It depends what you need for? For example some people need it because they are bleeding from some were, if the bleeding continues they have to give blood transfusion tell the bleeding stop and your blood level get high enough to support your system. That could one time or 10 times. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for a blood transfusion?

How do I prepare for a blood transfusion?

Recently eaten: Make sure you don't have an infection currently and eat as normal. Don't go in starving; otherwise, you may faint. There are other medical issues that could preclude you from donating but this will be discussed with you at the pre-donation screening interview. ...Read more

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Which illnesses require blood transfusion?

Which illnesses require blood transfusion?

Need of blood: Blood transfusions are required when a patient's body can't maintain adequate oxygenation for tissues due to decreased red blood cells. Usually if hemoglobin levels are below 6 g/dl and there are symptoms of anemia or active bleeding, a transfusion maybe required in order to save his or her life. ...Read more

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Would a blood transfusion affect immunity?

Would a blood transfusion affect immunity?

Yes: Transfusion-associated immuno-modulation (TRIM) is independent of whether the blood is allogenic, autogenic, or leukodepleted. This has been described since 1973, seen in the improved graft survival in kidney transplant in transfused patients. Some effects include down-regulation of the immune function by decreasing cytokine production, and an increase in T suppressor cell number and function. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to get a blood transfusion?

How dangerous is it to get a blood transfusion?

65 death in 2012: Acute reactions include:
hemolytic;febrile, non-hemolytic;bacterial contamination;allergic / anaphylaxis; ransfusion-related acute lung injury (trali)
transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco)

chronic reactions include:
hemolytic; transfusion associated graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd);platelet refractoriness;post transfusion purpura;infectious disease;iron overload. ...Read more

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How frequently do anemics need blood transfusion?

How frequently do anemics need blood transfusion?

It depends: Most often, the cause of the anemia can be found and treated. Especially if health is otherwise good, transfusion is best reserved for anemia sufficient to interfere with a person being able to do the basic things they enjoy -- being able to get around. Blood bankers are the only businesspeople who work hard to reduce demand for their product. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How safe is it for a person to get a blood transfusion?

How safe is it for a person to get a blood transfusion?

Relatively: If you really need blood, worth the risk. The greatest danger is lung damage, which is thankfully only a real problem in 1 person out of about 5000; most folks recover. Fatal type mismatches are rare today. Hives and fever are nuisances but fairly common. Blood is screened for hepatitis b and c, HIV 1 and 2, and several other viruses using 21st century technology and the risk is extremely low. ...Read more

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What can I expect to happen during a blood transfusion?

What can I expect to happen during a blood transfusion?

See below: You will have an extensive interview regarding your health, past surgeries, recent travel, and certain lifestyle practices. Then your blood will be tested for the type and iron level. You will then proceed to a donation chair where the phlebotomist will start the donation through an iv. After that (about 20 minutes), you usually get a snack. They're making sure you won't faint. Then all done. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of getting a blood transfusion?

What are the health risks of getting a blood transfusion?

As close to 0: As possible. Blood banking is a highly controlled service that has many different controls that make sure that all goes perfectly. Some people who get a lot of transfusions can develop antibodies. But USA blood is extremely clean of bacteria, viruses and other adulterants. Fear of getting a transfusion is not something you should worry about. ...Read more

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How healthy is it to get a blood transfusion in thailand?

How healthy is it to get a blood transfusion in thailand?

What for?: Getting a blood transfusion is a serious issue and not a do it yourself matter. If you are in the US why do you want to get a transfusion in Thailand? It would be prudent to talk to your doctor about your health issue, if you have one.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the dangers involved in getting a blood transfusion?

What are the dangers involved in getting a blood transfusion?

Very small: It is much safer than sport parachuting or high school football. Nowadays the most common fatal reaction is immune injury to the lungs. There are frequent mild reactions to blood, but these are Not dangerous. One of the cults, and some internet disinformation artists, offer clearly-false overestimates of the actual risks. ...Read more

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Could you describe to me the process of getting a blood transfusion?

Could you describe to me the process of getting a blood transfusion?

Blood needs: If you need to supplement your blood supply or the components of the blood stream, a transfusion can be arranged. Your doctor will have measured your blood type and other factors in the blood which can be reacted against so the new transfusion matches yours and cannot cause a problem. It is administered through an IV tubing like any fluid. ...Read more

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What happens if you are given incompatible blood during a blood transfusion?

What happens if you are given incompatible blood during a blood transfusion?

Depends: Not all incompatibilities result in damage. Some ABO incompatibilities may cause intravascular hemolysis and even death. Other incompatibilities may not be benign or produce a delayed extravascular hemolysis. ...Read more

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Do I need a blood transfusion after bcir?

Do I need a blood transfusion after bcir?

It depeds: You may need transfusion if your blood level low to, you may not if you blood level is adequate? ...Read more

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Would you get leukemia from a blood transfusion?

Would you get leukemia from a blood transfusion?

No: There may be extremly rare exceptions but a variety of reasons prevent this from happening including the careful screening of blood, the difference in the make up of individuals, the refrigerated storage of blood, use of leuko depletion to removed white blood cells, etc. ...Read more

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What are side effects from having a blood transfusion?

Usually none: Tranfusion of packed red blood cells will perhaps 1 time in 25 result in some mild allergy symptoms (sneeze, itch, etc.) if you're allergic to something in the blood; 1 in 100 you get a mild fever because you're allergic to donor transplant antigens. Most common serious problem is lung damage. A few others exist. Risk of any infection is extremely low. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...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