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- by nextdoorguy Dec 28, '12when 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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- Dec 29, '12 by GrnTeaHomework? 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?
- Dec 29, '12 by OCRN3I have been a nurse many years and never used untreated blood.
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- Dec 30, '12 by iluvivtIf not homework I can answer.....let me know?
- Dec 30, '12 by canned_breadBy 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.
- Dec 30, '12 by oldbeanTreated blood products are used to avoid adverse reactions. There is always a transfusion risk when using allogenic blood products.
- Dec 30, '12 by mappersDoes the OP mean PRBCs? I've never seen whole blood given to a pt.
- Dec 30, '12 by GrnTeaIt appears the OP may have left the building. OP, you still there?