Blood Transfusion

Posted by e-Medical PPT Monday, June 14, 2010
Blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood or blood products from one person into the circulatory system of another. It can be life-saving in some situations, such as massive hemorrhages due to trauma, or can be used to replace blood loss in surgery. Blood transfusions may also be used to treat a severe anaemia or thrombocytopenia caused by hematological diseases. People suffering from Thalassemia,hemophilia or sickle-cell disease may require frequent blood transfusions.Early transfusions used whole blood, but modern medical practice commonly uses only components of the blood.
Donated blood is usually subjected to processing after it is collected, to make it suitable for use in specific patient populations.These are include:
Component separation
Leukoreduction(Leukodepletion) is the removal of WBC from the blood product by filtration. Leukoreduced blood is less likely to cause alloimmunization (development of antibodies against specific blood types),and less likely to cause febrile transfusion reactions.

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