Blood transfusions in ambulatory care areas

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Blood transfusions involve giving a bag of donated blood, which has been matched to your blood type to treat anaemia. As anaemia has lots of different causes, we will liaise with your GP following your visit to see if other treatments or investigations may be of benefit. {%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjxwPkJsb29kIHRyYW5zZnVzaW9ucyBpbnZvbHZlIGdpdmluZyBhIGJhZyBvZiBkb25hdGVkIGJsb29kLCB3aGljaCBoYXMgYmVlbiBtYXRjaGVkIHRvIHlvdXIgYmxvb2QgdHlwZSB0byB0cmVhdCBhbmFlbWlhLiBBcyBhbmFlbWlhIGhhcyBsb3RzIG9mIGRpZmZlcmVudCBjYXVzZXMsIHdlIHdpbGwgbGlhaXNlIHdpdGggeW91ciBHUCBmb2xsb3dpbmcgeW91ciB2aXNpdCB0byBzZWUgaWYgb3RoZXIgdHJlYXRtZW50cyBvciBpbnZlc3RpZ2F0aW9ucyBtYXkgYmUgb2YgYmVuZWZpdC48L3A+CjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%}{%%{base64content 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 }%%}{%%{base64content 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 }%%}{%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjxwPlByaW5jZXNzIFJveWFsIEhvc3BpdGFsIFJBTVUgbnVtYmVyOiA8YSBocmVmPSJ0ZWw6MDE0NDQgNDQxODgxIj4wMTQ0NCA0NDE4ODE8L2E+LCBleHRlbnNpb24gODU1NyAod2Vla2RheXMgOWFtICYjODIxMTsgOHBtKS48L3A+CjxwPlJveWFsIFN1c3NleCBDb3VudHkgSG9zcGl0YWwgRUFDVSBOdW1iZXI6IDxhIGhyZWY9InRlbDowMTI3MyA2OTY5NTUiPjAxMjczIDY5Njk1NTwvYT4sIGV4dGVuc2lvbiA2NDAwMiAoOGFtICYjODIxMTsgOHBtKS48L3A+CjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%} This information is for …

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Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)

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What is ITP? Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a condition which causes the number of platelets in your blood to be reduced. Platelets are what makes blood clot and they are needed to help you stop bleeding and bruising after an injury. If you do not have enough platelets in your blood, you are likely to bruise very easily or …

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This leaflet explains what a venesection is, and the risks and benefits of having this procedure. It also tells you what to expect when you come in to have this treatment. Why do I need a venesection? When the number of red blood cells in your blood is increased, the blood flow around your body can become slow. This can …

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Privigen solution for infusion

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What is Privigen? Privigen belongs in a class of medicines called human normal immunoglobins. Immunoglobulins are also called antibodies and are blood proteins that help your body to fight infections. Privigen contains immunoglobulins that have been prepared form the blood of healthy people. It works in exactly the same way as the immunoglobulins that healthy people have naturally in their …

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Venous sampling

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What is Venous Sampling?Venous sampling is a procedure that involves inserting a catheter (thin tube) into a specific vein or veins, taking blood samples from them and sending them to the laboratory for testing. The results can help the doctors looking after you to make decisions about any future treatment. Why do I need venous sampling?The doctors in charge of …

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what happens now information for haematology patients

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Patients being treated for any haematological condition will experience a variety of treatments in a number of settings. Who is this leaflet for?This leaflet is predominantly aimed at patients who have received chemotherapy in a hospital setting over a period of several months either locally or in London where they have undergone a stem cell transplant. Whilst you have been …

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bone marrow aspiration and trephine

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What is bone marrow?Bone marrow is a blood like substance that is found in the larger bones of the human body. It is the main site for the production and storage of blood cells before they enter the circulatory system. Blood cells in the bone marrow comprise of ‘stem cells’ (blood cells at their earliest stage of development), red cells, …

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