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What are the differences between a public umbilical cord blood bank and a private umbilical cord blood bank?
Blood bank won't accept my mother's blood b/c it won't go through the white blood count filtering process. Any explanations?
Is cutting off or tying varicocles vein will effect blood circulation? How many blood carrying vein are there at one side of spermatic cord?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
While giving blood sample nurse injected the syringe & couldn't draw blood from vein she pumped back some air is it dangerous? no symptoms seen help?
You are fine.: A few tiny air bubbles in that situation are common and of no significance. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer