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Blood Counts and Blood Transfusions by ffong Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:02pm Last Thursday Jaylon received a blood transfusion to start the weekend. The combination of his chemotherapy drugs have pretty much shocked his bone marrow. Evidence of the effect is in his low blood counts. We were told that this is expected during his current stage. Today Jay received his peg shots, vincristine, and a platelet transfusion. ... Read on »
Incompatible Blood: Saving a Pregnancy through Fetal Blood Transfusion by Elizabeth Leis Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Dec 2013 6:00am Doctors at Sinai Hospital have performed a series of rare blood transfusion procedures for a patient who wasn’t even born. It all started when Taneytown resident Stephanie Buckley, who has Rh-negative blood, began searching the internet about her pregnancy. Stephanie had already given birth to two sons who were Rh-positive; the second one had sev ... Read on »
THERE WILL BE BLOOD...FOR A TRANSFUSION by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 12:13pm No, this is NOT a sequel to the bloody movie from a few years ago, featuring the Oscar Award-winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis. The main topic for this week in Questions On Dogs and Cats arose from a question that was sent in to the Phoenix newspaper, combined with some questions to this blog by our readers. More on this will follow below.... ... Read on »
Cyclist Floyd Landis Admits Doping Via Blood Transfusions and Stated Others Did the Same by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 19 May 2010 11:43pm This is pretty wild stuff if in fact true about how individuals could use blood transfusions to fake out those who make sure that athletes were not using drugs to enhance their performance.  In a way, this is just like the internet, as soon as restrictions are put in place, there’s someone else out there to figure out how to get around it.  Th ... Read on »
Blood transfusions - very different from the Bollywood version by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 03 Nov 2011 12:49pm Recently someone on dialysis who had a low hemoglobin was advised by his doctor to take a blood transfusion. Innocently he asked me if he could get a donor and we could take the blood from the donor and transfuse it immediately to him? The scene from the Bollywood classic Amar Akbar Anthony came instantly to my mind where Amitabh Bachchan, V ... Read on »
Unnecessary (i.e., Avoidable) Blood Transfusion -- Looking at Some Hard Data by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 12:00am I recently discussed unnecessary hospital blood transfusion and the relative merits of conducting such studies internally through the ever-present, but often ineffective, Blood Transfusion Committee, versus an external organization ( Reducing Wastage of Blood and Blood Products in Hospitals ). In the note, I cited Columbia Healthcare ... Read on »
Babesia Parasite Passed Through Blood Transfusions by Marjorie Tietjen Posted Fri 26 Jun 2009 7:10pm 1 Comment Babesiosis is a disease caused by the babesia parasite. The article below states that it can be passed through the blood supply. This disease can cause a chronic condition and many patients with Lyme disease also have babesiosis. The testing for this parasite is not that acurate. It is the same situation with Lyme disease. Babesiosis can have ... Read on »
Another Year Another Blood Transfusion by Nikki M. Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 May 2010 8:50pm About three weeks ago, after Muddear's respite stay at Brookwood Retirement Community, it was time for a doctor's appointment. Thank goodness! I was worried that she was coming down with another upper respiratory infection - Muddear had been complaining of a severe sore throat and coughing. We utilize visiting physicians - what a blessing to ... Read on »
Heart Surgery Patients Do Fine With Fewer Blood Transfusions: Study by HealthFinder Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 10:00am healthnewslink But transfusion rates vary widely around the nation, a second study finds. By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Heart Surgery Patients Do Fine with Fewer Blood Transfusions by Medline Plus Posted Tue 12 Oct 2010 1:00pm But transfusion rates vary widely around the nation, a second study finds Tuesday, October 12, 2010 TUESDAY, Oct. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Patients having heart surgery who receive fewer blood transfusions do just as well as those who receive more, new research finds, and yet the rate of blood transfusions ... Read on »