Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
happypete

a pint low...

I gave platelets today, and 263 ml of straight red blood cells...it's a new procedure where they suck off some RBC's after they take your platelets...you can still give platelets again in three days, but not RBC's or whole blood for 56...the RBC's are (essentially) the blood, minus the plasma and the platelets....I think...so it's more concentrated..I think they use them for transfusions to babies and chemo patients who are on drugs that kill rbc's (as well as cancer cells, of course).
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