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What are the differences between a public umbilical cord blood bank and a private umbilical cord blood bank?

What are the differences between a public umbilical cord blood bank and a private umbilical cord blood bank?

Interesting question: I have never been asked this during my time in private practice. I enjoyed researching the answer and felt this was the most informative article. http://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/features/banking-your-babys-cord-blood ...Read more

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Cord Blood (Definition)

Blood from the umbilical cord contains stem cells that can be used for blood ...Read more


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How do the stem cells from umbilical cord blood stem cells differ from umbilical cord?

How do the stem cells from umbilical cord blood stem cells differ from umbilical cord?

They are the same: You drain blood from umblical cord and collect cd34 + cells for transplant. ...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

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Is cutting off or tying varicocles vein will effect blood circulation? How many blood carrying vein are there at one side of spermatic cord?

Is cutting off or tying varicocles vein will effect blood circulation? How many blood carrying vein are there at one side of spermatic cord?

Let me explain: Tying the varicose veins in this condition will improve the circulation of the testicle, hoping to save the function of that testicle. The picture I have will show you how many veins are there in that area. ...Read more

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When there's a cut, blood leaves from the blood vessel, but there are also white blood cells and platelets in the blood vessel. why don't they escape too?

When there's a cut, blood leaves from the blood vessel, but there are also white blood cells and platelets in the blood vessel. why don't they escape too?

They do: All components of blood leak out when there is injury to the blood vessels. Just that red cells are far more numerous than other cells. 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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How are automated blood collection and whole blood donation different?

Apheresis: Abc (aka apheresis) uses a highly sophisticated separation/filtration process to allow specific blood components to be collected (like platelets, plasma, red blood cells) from a donor while returning the un-needed components. Whole blood donation, as its name suggests, collects all blood component parts, which will be later separated and used to care for up to 4 patients from 1 donation. ...Read more

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Will spinal hemangiomas lead to low blood count?

Will spinal hemangiomas lead to  low blood count?

Usually not: Hemangiomas are benign blood vessel tumors. Sometimes, if the tumors are quite large, blood platelets can get activated in these tumors and stick to the blood vessel walls. This can result in a low platelet count. Platelets are necessary for proper blood clotting. This problem is called kasabach merritt phenomenon and is actually quite rare. If it occurs, it could cause a bleening tendency. ...Read more

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Can blood stored from a newborn umbilical cord be used in a blood transfusion for his cousin?

Can blood stored from a newborn umbilical cord be used in a blood transfusion for his cousin?

Not rally: Cord blood is kept for the aquisition of stem cells. It is easy to find matching packed rbcs from the general pool for his cousin. ...Read more

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How safe is mismatched umbilical cord blood transfusion?

How safe is mismatched umbilical cord blood transfusion?

Depends: Infants usually do not react adversely to mismatched blood immediately. How did the infant get this mismatched cord blood? In some countries where there is no immediate source of blood, there is something called 'walking donor'-which has saved many a life. While I am not concerned, the blood bank can tell you prior to the next transfusion if there are any antibodies produced from such a case. ...Read more

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What do they do with stem cells from cord blood?

What do they do with stem cells from cord blood?

Depends: Right now they are stored, these cells currenttly can be used for an autologus (self) or allogenetic (to some one else) bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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Blood bank won't accept my mother's blood b/c it won't go thru the white blood count filter process. Any explanations? Could't find anything on google

Blood bank won't accept my mother's blood b/c it won't go thru the white blood count filter process. Any explanations? Could't find anything on google

Seems like we: Don't have the full story. All rbc products are leukoreduced (wbc removed). I cannot think of a rationale of why that would be a problem for a donor. See if you can get some specifics. ...Read more

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Which has higher co2, cord arterial blood gas or venous?

Which has higher co2, cord arterial blood gas or venous?

The non-red blood: in the cord I forget which one has the oxygen, but that has the good air and not the bad air. I'm pretty sure it works reasonably with arterial going IN with oxygen and nutrients and coming back out with wastes and CO2. ...Read more

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True or false: iron in hemoglobin molecules which are found inside of red blood cells give human blood its red color? Pleaseeeee help. Thanks

True or false: iron in hemoglobin molecules which are found inside of red blood cells give human blood its red color?  Pleaseeeee help. Thanks

Both!: The iron is part of the hemoglobin, so if the hemoglobin is red, then the iron has a role in making it red. Without the iron, who knows what color the substance would be, but then it wouldn't be hemoglobin anymore. On the other hand, hemoglobin bound to oxygen appears as a red color. Hemoglobin without oxygen appears as bluish purplish, which is why well-oxygenated blood is quite red. ...Read more

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Do they pick a match or the right donor for a pbsc (peripheral blood stem cell) donation?

Do they pick a match or the right donor for a pbsc (peripheral blood stem cell) donation?

Yes: A person may donate peripheral blood stem cells, that can be stored frozen. The donor and recipient are matched to ensure compatibility. ...Read more

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Do vitamins c improve the blood vessel?

Do vitamins c improve the blood vessel?

Yes: Do you have a problem with any blood vessels? You need to give us more details about your reason for taking vit.C. ...Read more

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What three blood vessel that bring oxygenated blood to the atrium are called?

Well: Any blood vessel that brings oxygen rich blood to the heart muscle are called coronary arteries. There are two right and left. The left has two other branches: the left anterior descending ( the widow maker) and the left circumflex artery. It is my belief that is the artery that supplies oxygen to the upper level of the heart were the two atrium are. U could possible google ur question... ...Read more

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