blood transfusion

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    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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    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?
    ~*Stargazer*~, ZenLover, Vishwamitr, and 1 other like this.
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    I have been a nurse many years and never used untreated blood.

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    If not homework I can answer.....let me know?
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    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.
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    It's a wonder how people passed nursing school before the internet.
    amoLucia, Sun0408, and GrnTea like this.
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    Treated blood products are used to avoid adverse reactions. There is always a transfusion risk when using allogenic blood products.
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    Does the OP mean PRBCs? I've never seen whole blood given to a pt.
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    It appears the OP may have left the building. OP, you still there?
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    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?
    GrnTea likes this.

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