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What Blood Types Are Most Desired For Plasma Donation
All ok: If only the plasma is being transfused from a donor to a recipient, and absolutely no red blood cells, then blood type is not significant. Blood types only refer to the red blood cells; the bone marrow also produces platelets and white blood cells. The serum or plasma is the clear yellow fluid part of the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ALL of them: It takes all types to be able to provide for all patients. Plasma donation is the most "fun" since you get to watch the pheresis machine work as most of the tubing is external (platelet pheresis setups are often more internal, but not always). Have fun watching the process of saving a life! ...Read more
Wrong: Anybody can donate plasma. A few rare individuals have conditions that make that plasma unsuitable. You'll be told if that's you. ...Read more
Of course...: Everything human will have mistakes. So, the answer to the question, "Do people make mistakes?", is always yes. The real question is, "How likely would a mistake be in this particular situation?" Fortunately, blood banks rarely make mistakes, because they use multiple safeguards, and they know a mistake can be fatal. ...Read more
My liver enzymes were high on my last blood test and my doctor could not test my blood glucose levels. What should I do? I went to the doctor's because i had been deferred from a plasma donation center and they needed doctor's consent before letting me do
Basic : Basic rules for donors are established by the U.S. Food and drug administration (fda). Some donor centers may impose additional requirements. You must be in good health and you must provide information about your health. Your blood pressure, heart rate and temperature are checked. Additionally your blood will be checked for anemia. If you are not in good health, such as liver test abnormalities than you can be rejected as a donor. Do not know what the doctor found on your evaluation, nor do we know the conversation you and the doctor had or your past medical history. I recommend that if you discuss this with the doctor or his clinic staff. He may not be able to sign you off as being sufficiently healthy to donate plasma. Should get clarification from him or her. ...Read more
I heard that the right foods we eat usually depends on our blood types in order not to gain weight. Is this a fact?
Many: A+, a-, b+, b-, ab+, ab-, o+, o-. If you are getting a blood transfusion, there are many other factors to take into consideration. Kell, lewis, and other factors have to be matched so that there won't be a reaction. Without a perfect match, you may have a big problem in a transfusion situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe reaction: People who have type A blood have antibodies against type B red blood cells. If transfused with type B red blood cells, they experience immediate severe reaction: fever, shivers, back pain, perhaps drop in blood pressure. The reaction is not subtle. If you wonder whether you've had such a reaction, you haven't had it. ...Read more
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