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Pcr Dna Blood Transfusion

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self administer a blood transfusion?

Should someone or even can someone self administer a blood transfusion?Thank you, Paul
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Paul,No! Someone definitely cannot and should not self-administer a blood transfusion, with the possible exception of Dracula and other bona fide blood-sucking vampires. To attempt to do so would be extremely dangerous.Dr. Read more »

hiv thru blood transfusion

what are the odds of getting hiv if you receive a blood transfusion that has hiv Read more »

Blood Transfusion

Well I found out why I was so tired all the time the last time I was in the hospital and my white... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

News Outlets Report on Growing Pressure on Chinese Government to Acknowledge How Blood Transfusions, Donations in 1990s Contributed to Spread of HIV/AIDS in China

...examines the factors that contributed to the spread of HIV/AIDS among people living in China who donated blood and received blood transfusions at government-run hospitals in the 1990s. According to the newspaper, "the Chinese government has yet... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya Seeks Support From PEPFAR to Expand Blood Transfusion Centers

...estimates it will cost about Sh230 million ($2.99 million) to build the new centers and train appropriate staff. The demand for blood transfusions in the country outweighs the supply, Ole Kiyiapi said, pointing to the fact that the country on... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Aussies Getting Blood Transfusions When Not Needed

... Up to 30 percent of non-urgent blood transfusions in Australia are unnecessary and possibly dangerous, and they occur partly due to a misperception that a blood "pep up" is good Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Unsafe Blood Transfusions, Medical Practices in Central Asia Contributing to Spread of Infectious Diseases, Including HIV, World Bank Report Says

...reports. According to the report, of all the people living with HIV worldwide, 5% to 10% contracted the virus through contaminated blood transfusions (Kazakhstan Today/Gazeta.kz, 6/13). For the report, the World Bank -- in collaboration with ... Read more »
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accident victim hiv+ after blood transfusion

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Accident victim HIV+ after blood transfusion My 19 year old daughter was a victim of a drunk driver. She was on life support for a month, in the hospital for three months, Read more »

PCR not detecting all strains of HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...As many worried persons, I took a PCR-RNA 4 weeks after my infection risk, to amend my fears. It came back negative. Although I should relax now, I'm still concerned, Read more »

Red Cross PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...For all of you that think you will get a free PCR test by donating blood, you are wrong. They only use NAT(PCR) testing on large amounts of blood from hundreds of donors. They Read more »

Red Cross PCR highly effective

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Generation ELISA, NAT, and p24 is a solid 3-headed testing model that will pick-up HIV. The odds of being infected with HIV from a blood transfusion is miniscule due in large part to these testing mechanisms. Keep in mind I am not encouraging... Read more »