View Full Version : Transfusions Of "Older" Blood More Deadly?
03-19-2008, 10:17 PM
Heart surgery patients were more likely to die or suffer problems if they received transfusions of blood that is more than two weeks old rather than fresher blood, according to a new study that adds to the debate about the shelf life of blood.
Although not the final word, the study underscores concerns that blood deteriorates with age and that rules allowing blood to be stored for six weeks may pose a safety risk, at least for certain patients.
03-19-2008, 11:07 PM
Whats the point in blood transfusions then? Its going to start killing ore people than people who refuse them. Its time to find a alternative to this.
03-27-2008, 11:09 AM
The solution may not be far off.
03-27-2008, 01:24 PM
Oh I can see it now.....
Well Sir we have blood, regular US Grade American made Blood, but it is expensive........
or we have this generic blood, your insurance will cover it and it is a lot cheaper.
Your call Sir!
03-27-2008, 05:07 PM
I have written alot on the Jehovah's Witnesses and Bloodless Medicine. Bloodless medicine is a new kind of medicine that places like Jackson Memorial Hospital have been embracing. It utilizes various technologies and better surgical technique to salvage as much blood as possible making blood transfusions unnecessary. I suggest reading up on it. It is extremely interesting that a small new religious movement like the Jehovah's witnesses can make such inroads into medicine that are great not only for them but for ALL patients.
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