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  1. 0 when do you use leukodepleted blood versus untreated blood? what is the difference and what are technology risk? For example, in patients with anemia or for OR?
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  3. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
    #1 4
    Homework? We don't do your homework for you. Have you looked up any of this anywhere? What did you discover? What have you learned already? Tell us, and we can help you fill in the blanks. For starters, find the answers to these two questions...on your own, in your books, not from "Ask somebody at AN."

    What does "leukodepleted" mean?

    What do the cells that are removed from leukodepleted blood do? If they weren't there, what would the effect be?
  4. Visit  OCRN3 profile page
    #2 0
    I have been a nurse many years and never used untreated blood.

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  5. Visit  iluvivt profile page
    #3 0
    If not homework I can answer.....let me know?
  6. Visit  canned_bread profile page
    #4 0
    By leukodepleted, do you mean irradiated? I am in Australia, so it might be a terminology difference, but I haven't heard of leukodepleted and have worked both in paeds and oncology where the "special blood" goes.
  7. Visit  klone profile page
    #5 2
    It's a wonder how people passed nursing school before the internet.
  8. Visit  oldbean profile page
    #6 0
    Treated blood products are used to avoid adverse reactions. There is always a transfusion risk when using allogenic blood products.
  9. Visit  mappers profile page
    #7 0
    Does the OP mean PRBCs? I've never seen whole blood given to a pt.
  10. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
    #8 0
    It appears the OP may have left the building. OP, you still there?
  11. Visit  That Guy profile page
    #9 0
    Quote from GrnTea
    It appears the OP may have left the building. OP, you still there?
    Had to turn in the assignment before they got the answer they wanted?
  12. Visit  Vishwamitr profile page
    #10 0
    My best guess is that "leukodepleted" blood is the whole blood minus WBCs.
  13. Visit  All4NursingRN profile page
    #11 0
    If meaning irradiated, I know patients with positive antibodies in their blood or patients on chemo may receive irradiated blood.
  14. Visit  BostonTerrierLoverRN profile page
    #12 3
    When it is ordered!!!! What do I win??