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And Another Surgery

Today my mother finally had surgery to remove the port from her right chest. This means that today begins a ten-day course of IV antibiotics, which will be given outpatient when she is discharged from the hospital. 1,115 more words

Artificial Platelets Promote Clotting, May Serve as Prophylactic for Soldiers in Battle

Artificial platelets that help with clot formation have been created in the past, but they’ve been limited in their ability to gather around the site where the coagulation cascade is taking place. 79 more words

Medical Technology

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