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Blood Transfusions

A blood transfusion is when blood or blood-based products are transferred from one person to another. This is often done because of major blood loss from something such as an accident or childbirth, but sometimes because of a disease such as anemia or sickle-cell disease.

Asked in Marijuana, Blood Transfusions

Can you donate plasma or blood if you smoke marijuana?

Actual, that's wrong! Marijuana is NOT on the list of drugs the FDA/CDC requires asked. It IS a legal prescription is several states, and those who take it that way are NOT barred from donating blood. There are very few drugs, legal or not, on the list that defers a donor. METHOD of administration is more important (i.e. sharing needles, injecting ANYTHING not prescribed or administered by a medical professional, etc.) However, DO NOT show up to donate high! Seriously, you need...
Asked in Jehovah's Witnesses, Blood Transfusions

Would a nurse that is Jehovah's witnesses bound for blood transfusion?

Jehovah's Witnesses do not refuse the transfusion process, just the use of blood. There are other non-blood substitutes that can be transfused into a Jehovah's Witness patient, such as ringers lactate, saline, or other blood volume expanders. The reason that we refuse blood is because of God's command which is repeated in several places in the Bible regarding blood. The Bible often states not to "eat" blood. We understand that to mean not take blood into the body at all. Romans 15:28,29 simply says...
Asked in Biology, Blood, Blood Transfusions, Blood Vessels

How many liters of blood is in the human body?

Approximately 4.7 to 5.6 litres. This varies from person to person based on height, weight etc. about 4 litres in a female and 5 litres in a male There are around 6 Litres in the body 5 litres...
Asked in Blood Transfusions

What is the possible cause of death in a blood transfusion?

Deaths associated with the transfusion of blood products have been directly linked to the following: -acute or delayed hemolytic transfusion reactions, -transfusion associated cardiac overload (TACO), -transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI), -transfusion associated infections (viral, bacterial, parasitic) -anaphylactic reaction (usually in an IgA-deficient recipient) ...
Asked in Salary and Pay Rates, Public Health and Safety, Blood Transfusions, Blood Donation

Where in Houston can you get paid to donate plasma?

Grifols Biomat USA Advertisement in hand says that new donors get $70 for two donations in the first week and return donors get $50/week. 713-688-3288 1223 W. 43rd Street, Houston TX 77018 Mon, Wed 8am-6pm / Tue, Thur, Friday 8am - 4pm Saturday 8am - 3pm Bring Drivers License, SS Card, Proof of Address It takes about 3 hours to do it the first time, because you have to take a short physical and urine test. After that, depending on the wait time, it takes...
Asked in Health, Blood, Blood Transfusions

What is a unit of blood For example in the bag at the hospital is it a pint a liter that makes up a unit or...?

According to Canadian Blood Services, a unit of blood is approximately 450 ml. The amount of blood in one person is five litres or 10.5 pints. On average, 4.6 units of blood are required per patient. ...
Asked in Strattera, Aspirin, Blood, Blood Transfusions

Can Straterra cause blood in the urine?

Atomoxetine is "corosive" to any mucous membrane. In the powder form it can cause permanent tissue damage to the eyes. Gastrointestinal side effects are most common. Sexual dysfunction and urinary retention were issues in the adult studies. Demand that your physician report this adverse event to Lilly! ...
Asked in Liability Insurance, Blood Types, Blood Transfusions, Blood Donation

What is the highest sum insured given till date under a D and O policy?

Are you sure you don't mean an ''E'' and O policy? If so you will need to search court cases for that answer, and still many settlements are confidential. ...
Asked in Health, Medication and Drugs, Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Neuroscience, Blood Transfusions

Can you give blood if you're taking medication for bipolar disorder?

Yes. Most of the drugs used in psychoactive disorders have relatively short half-lives, so even trace amounts would quickly get metabolized and eliminated by the new host. In any case, the Red Cross has guidelines for donors on certain medications (see link below). ...
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Can schizophrenia be transmitted from blood transfusion?

No. Schizophrenia is a mental illness, not a physical one. It is at least theoretically possible that it could be hereditary, but definitely not contagious. ...
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Can a b negative blood type receive positive blood transfusions?

An Rh negative recipient may receive Rh positive cellular blood products IF the recipient does not have preexisting Anti-D antibodies present in their plasma, is not a female of child bearing age/capable of becoming pregnant and/or there is an emergent need for blood components (trauma, etc.) and Rh negative products are not available. If Rh positive products are administered to an Rh negative recipient, Rh positive components may continue to be administered until anti-D antibodies are detected on pre-transfusion screening tests. If Rh...
Asked in Jehovah's Witnesses, Blood Transfusions

Why will Jehovah's Witnesses not receive blood transfusions?

Many places in the Hebrew scriptures (Old Testament) humans are told not to eat blood, God forbids eating meat without first draining the blood, and Acts 15:20,29 states that we are to "....abstain from blood....." If your doctor tells you that you are to abstain from alcohol or dairy products, lest you should die, would you consider injecting alcohol or dairy products into your veins? Of course not. You would avoid those products all together in all forms. Therefore, JW's do not accept...
Asked in Blood Types, Blood, Blood Transfusions

Red blood cells with high oxygen concentrations are bright red because of the presence of what?

this better to say blood with high CO2 concentration is dark and blood with high CO (Carbon monoxide toxemia) is bright, so O2 saturated blood is just NORMAL. ...
Asked in Blood Transfusions

What is the LPNs role in administration of blood transfusions?

It depends on the state/facility. Most LPNs are not allowed to perform blood transfusions, that is a task that cannot be delegated to ancillary staff, or those that are not registered nurses. ...
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What does adverse transfusion event mean?

"Adverse" means harmful or unfavorable, and transfusion probably refers to blood transfusion--so a negative reaction to a blood transfusion? The term is very vague; without context it's hard to say exactly what this would mean. ...
Asked in Lyrics and Sheet Music, Multiple Births, Blood Transfusions

Who were the Tishman twins?

There is a reference to the Tishman twins in an old folk song, "Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max" by Allan Sherman. It goes: Shake hands with your Uncle Max, my boy And here is your sister Shirl And here is your cousin Isabel That's Irving's oldest girl And you remember the Tishman twins Gerald and Jerome We all came out to greet you And to wish you welcome home Although there maybe some twin siblings named Tishman somewhere in the world, Gerald and Jerome appear...
Asked in Health, Blood Transfusions, The Difference Between

What is the difference of blood infusion vs transfusion?

Transfusion is the infusion of blood. Many other things can be infused, IV solutions and medications but are these things are simply said to be infused. ...
Asked in Genetics, Blood Types, Blood Transfusions

What does plus and - stand for in blood group?

positive and negative stands for either Rhesus Positive or Rhesus negative which means that a persons Red blood cells (RBC) either have D antigens on their cell surface membranes or not. a person who is Rhesus negative will have D Antibodies in the blood plasma and can only be given Rhesus negative blood types in a blood transfusion. Rhesus positive blood types can be given either D+ or D- in a blood transfusion as they have no D antibodies in their blood...
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Is o negative an unusual blood type?

In the United States, approximately 42% of the population is type O and 15% is Rh negative. Based on these estimates, 6% would be Type O, Rh negative. Since O negative is used extensively in emergency situations and for neonatal transfusions, it is always in short supply. ...
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Do sponges have blood?

Sponges do not have blood. They do not have a circulatory system either.
Asked in Blood Transfusions

What is different between blood substitute and blood transfusion?

Blood substitute refers to an alternative to a blood transfusion which can mean one of a number of things. The number one alternative being used right now is to use a machine that collects the blood as you bleed out during surgery, cleans the blood and then puts it back into the body. This reduces the chance of a reaction to your heart, the chance of stroke or the extremely common infection that sets in after a blood transfusion. It also eliminates...
Asked in Miscarriages, Blood, Blood Transfusions

How much blood loss should there be after a miscarriage?

An average amount like your period. Anything more should be discussed with your dr. A good rule of thumb is soaking a maxi pad an hour for more than three hours is a sign of too much blood loss. If it were me, after 2 soaked pads I'd be getting checked out. Please remember not to use tampons for this blood flow. Your body needs to expel matter to prevent infection. ...
Asked in Academic Writing, Cooking Techniques, Plural Nouns, Blood Transfusions

What is the procedure for skimming gravy?

For gravy, any skin that forms on top can simply be removed with a large spoon, but usually gravy will not need skimming unless you let it sit for a while. Skimming is usually done for stocks, and the easiest way to accomplish this is with a ladle. Simply lower the ladle just until it breaks the surface - since the fat and foam float on top, they will be the first things to fall into the ladle. ...
Asked in Blood Transfusions

Why is pnss used during blood transfusion?

PNSS is an isotonic solution that has the same tonicity as blood so there will be no hemolysis of RBC ...