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Making a Donation

I have a standing appointment every other week with the local Red Cross. I go in, they take my temperature, check my pulse and blood pressure, then they shove a needle into each of my arms. 750 more words


Platelet-Rich Plasma: My View from the Transfusion Service

Platelets play a significant role in primary hemostasis, however they also serve as a reservoir of a number of important growth factors, including but not limited to platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and epidermal growth factor (EGF). 643 more words


The Waiting Game 

May 27, 2015 I received a call that gave me a sign a hope but at the same time.. lost my strength.
Dr. Inga Hofmann, a Hemapathologist at Boston Children’s Hospital sent me an email explaining that our doctors at the MUHC reached out to her for help in Ayaat’s case. 512 more words


The Red Cross

Now a word about donating blood. Currently a person may donate blood but he may not be compensated (paid) for doing it. I understand platelets can be donated for a dollar but not blood plasma. 92 more words

Thrombotic Thrombocytopaenic Purpura


Iy (Idiopathic)
IIy:                                          Pregnancy(25%), contraceptives, SLE, drugs (Clopidogrel)
40 Y peak. ♀2X↑
P+P (Pentad)
Pathology:                          ADAMST-13 ↓ or destroyed. This allows large aggregates of vWF to accumulate. 230 more words


Update and counts 

Now I’m back to full health and in remission (it’s so good to use that word), I find it much harder to give you all an update, mainly because I don’t have anything more to update. 455 more words