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Is it safe for an 83 yr old woman with low platelets (36) and hemoglobin (92) to fly.

Posted by worriedaboutmom

My mother is 83.  Her platelet counts have deteriorated quickly & significantly (from 81 in Dec/09 to 36 in Feb/10) -- no diagnosis as yet.  Her hemoglobin, while low (currently 92) has been relatively stable.  We're supposed to be going in vacation next week on a trip that involves a 4 hour flight (approx).  Is it safe for her to fly with her low platelet count? 
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