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by nextdoorguy nextdoorguy (New) New

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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?

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OCRN3 has 16 years experience and specializes in Med/surg, Tele, educator, FNP.

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I have been a nurse many years and never used untreated blood.

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iluvivt has 32 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion.

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If not homework I can answer.....let me know?

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canned_bread has 11 years experience and specializes in Cath lab, acute, community.

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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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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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It's a wonder how people passed nursing school before the internet.

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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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mappers specializes in Med/Surg/Tele/Onc.

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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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That Guy has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency/Cath Lab.

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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?

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Vishwamitr has 15 years experience and specializes in Psychiatry.

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My best guess is that "leukodepleted" blood is the whole blood minus WBCs.

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If meaning irradiated, I know patients with positive antibodies in their blood or patients on chemo may receive irradiated blood.

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