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  • Birthday 01/05/1995

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  1. "Play it safe" .. yes... new sample please !
  2. Dear Mr David Saikin, Could you kindly send me this presentation ? My email is engeekay2003@yahoo.co.in with lots of thanks, engeekay2003
  3. A person with the history of convulsions, on therapy with carbamzepine, is eligible for donation ? I think I have read it somewhere that, they are eligible for donation, as long as they are free of convulsions for the preceding / past one year ! I would like to have the inputs from the senior members please ! From the time I started my career, i was under the impression that, even a needle ***** can elicit another episode of seizures, in patient withe the history of convulsions... Any inputs on the matter would be appreciated....
  4. 10-15 ml per kg body weight is the calculation we use for the reciepients who are receiving FFP... But the question asked is with regard to the minimum amount of FFP which need to be present inside the FFP.... and as per AABB, the volume need to be between 150- 250 ml.,.per unit of FFP ?
  5. Hi all members,...... When I saw this thread "incomplete WB collections", a genuine querry came to my mind.. Hope the senior members will cast their feel on this. As per AABB protocol, a volume of 10.5 mil per Kilogram body weight can be removed from a healthy Blood Donor. But that calcualtion , which I feel is on the upper limit of the margin, always have the donors of our Blood Bank (in the body weight range 58-65 kilgrams ) face problems during / after blood donations. (I have found a volume of around 7-8 ml per kilogram body weight very comfortable for the donors in our part, with majority of the donors heavy smokers) So after umpteen number of "trial and error method", a lesser volume of around 350, or 400 or 500 ml is being practised now, dependijng upon the previous donation experience and the weight of the donor.. After starting this practise, the problems had been as good as NIL. Your opinions on this would be appreciated. Now, we are shifting into the 100% leucodepletion protocol. The bags we are going to use is TERUMO 500 ml capacity bags. But here , my querry is , "Has the degree of leucodepletion of the blood product" any inflluence / effect / relation with the volume of the WB collected ? In such a scenarion, how do you want us / what as per accepeted protocol would be the best method, to reduce the post donation complicatioons due to 500 ml collection ? or in other words, if 400 ml of WB is collected in the 500 ml leucofilter bags, has it any effect on the finished product ? Please do share your feelings and expertise.. regards to all.. engeekay2003
  6. Was the same technique follwed during both the prosecures ? wishes engeekay2003
  7. Hello there, I dont think this is something , to be too much bothered with ! I feel that, this is something which can be resolved by having a frank discussion across the table . Definitely, the earlier management will pass on the "blood banking part of the records" (at least) if they are made to realise the importance. You should be happy with the fact that, they agreed to give the details when it is required.. Think about the situation if they had said a "NO" ? That shows that they are considerate... and will pass on the details of all the patients if they are made the realise the importance of that ! Think about more simple solutions rather than going for more complicated ways like "legal" ! best wishes ... sincerely, engeekay2003
  8. Hi there, Im India, almost all the leading hospitals have started using Blood components some eight years ago itself. Only in the primitive areas where component preparations are impossible due to shortage of staff and Blood Banks, they resort to whole blood transfusions. Almost all the hospitals have the facility for doing apheresis too ! Any components in any combinations (PC + RCC, RCC + Plasma etc etc) are being issued to the patients, without any questions asked as the Clinicians hold the upper hand in Indian hospitals ! sincerely, engeekay2003
  9. Hi everybody, Now that many hospital Blood Banks have started doing NAT for TTDs, has it allowed you to be "more relaxed" in Donor selection ? Or is it that you are following the old gold saying of "any history of Hepaitis after the 11th birthday" disqualifies the Donor ? and similar situations for "recent sexual exposure with a sexual worker" , "imprisonment", " homoseuality" etc etc....! I am very curious about this.. Your inputs will be very much appreciated.... with wishes, engeekay2003
  10. Hi there, "Blood Banking is an art of playing safe". If that statement is true why take the risk of transfusing an "antibody positive" unit and have sleepless nights ? Play it safe..and have a beautiful sleep. best wishes ! engeekay2003
  11. Hi sir, Yhe best place where you can have all these details : 1. Drugs Control Authority of India, New Delhi. 2. National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) 3. Lions Blood Bank of every District. 4. Red Cross Blood Banks. best wishes ! engeekay2003
  12. Hi there, Usually, the Anti HBs testing is carried on routine, in Asian countries where the incidence of Anti HBc positivity is more . Here to minimise the number of discarded units we do Anti HBs . if the unit is high in titre for anti HBS (usually more than 50 units ) we use it . otherwise, we discard it. But in this era of NAT, I think the importance of anti HBc or Anti HBs as the part of the testing for Blood Donors has come down ? with regards, engeekay2003
  13. Hi there, I think I also thought the same ...it would be rather haemorrhagic rather than icteric ! fully agree with Trechtech2 ! wishes to all. engeekay2003
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