Red Blood

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Ashby Technique
... is a method for determining the volume and life span of red blood cells in humans, first published by Dr ... The technique involves injection of compatible donor red blood cells of a different blood group into a recipient, followed by blood testing periodically afterwards ... Differential agglutination of the red cells is then used to determine the number of remaining donor cells, allowing the survival rate to be determined ...
Anaemic - Classification - Production Vs. Destruction or Loss - Dimorphic
... A dimorphic appearance on a peripheral blood smear occurs when there are two simultaneous populations of red blood cells, typically of different size and hemoglobin content (this last feature affecting the color ... would have small, pale, iron deficient red blood cells (RBCs) and the donor RBCs of normal size and color ... with an elevated RBC distribution width (RDW), indicating a wider-than-normal range of red cell sizes, also seen in common nutritional anemias ...
American Red Cross - Blood Services - Leukoreduction
... A person's own leukocytes (white blood cells) help fight off foreign substances such as bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells, to avoid sickness or disease ... In fact, these foreign leukocytes in transfused red blood cells and platelets are often not well tolerated and have been associated with some types of transfusion complications so the blood dies out ... Leukocytes present in stored blood products can have a variety of biological effects, including depression of immune function, which can result in organ failure and death ...
Red Blood Cell Indices
... Red blood cell indices are blood tests that provide information about the hemoglobin content and size of red blood cells ...
Sickle-cell Disease - Management - Transfusion Therapy
... Blood transfusions are often used in the management of sickle cell disease in acute cases and to prevent complications by decreasing the number of red ... In children prophylactic chronic red blood cell (RBC) transfusion therapy has been shown to be efficacious to a certain extent in reducing the risk of first stroke or silent stroke when transcranial Doppler ...

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