Blood Related Disease
and Blood Transfusion Risks
This is a comprehensive look at blood related diseases and blood transfusion risks associated with the blood supply. it is primarily for the United States. Some parts will apply to the world.
This section will be followed with links to a brief description.
This list of blood related diseases are the blood born diseases that are known to or are associated with blood transfusion transmission. They are becoming known as blood transfusion diseases.
They are a growing list of reasons that blood transfusions are someday going to be a thing of the past. Rather than being called a gift of life, they will be prevented to save lives.
History is full of examples where false claims have been made about medical treatments. A certain drug company advertises its medication with the name 'arthritis' attached to the primary over the counter drug. Although the drug may work for some, clinical trial showed it worked no better than the placebo. An alternative drug was considerably more effective. Yet the marketing machine goes on.
Blood transfusions have been called the gift of life. Yet science seems to be saying the opposite.
As one doctor quite aptly put it, the blood transfusion you refuse may save your life.
What are the risks associated with blood transfusions? They come in three varieties. Blood disease from viral infections, bacterial infections, and medical complications associated with transfusions.
This is a look at the viral and bacterial blood disease transmitted by blood transfusions.
Blood Related Disease
Human T-Lymphotropic Viruses type I and type IIHepatitis A
Hepatitis G virus/GB virus C
Hepatitis I (AIH)
Human Parvovirus B19
Human Herpesvirus 6
Human Herpesvirus 8
KS and HHV-8
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Chronic Wasting Syndrome
Human T-lymphocytotrophic Virus
This is the list of the blood related diseases transmitted by blood transfusions. Scientific studies repeatedly speak of the dangers of blood transfusions. The reality is there is a safer alternative.
The way to avoid blood transfusions involves finding a health care team that can treat with out blood transfusions and boosting your intercellular glutahtione (GSH). Numerous studies show that the while treating other symptoms with dietary cysteine, it is possible to also increase blood counts that could make surgery safer.
What do Some Doctors Say About Blood Transfusions?
Consider what some doctors have to say about the dangers of blood transfusions.
More patients die when more blood is given.
The Silent Risks of Blood Transfusions an article in Current Opinion in Anesthesiology, repeated what doctors have known for years. Blood transfusion create an independent risk factor for bad things to happen to you. It listed them as including an increased risk of death, myocardial infarction, stroke, renal failure, infection and cancer malignancy.
The summary stated that the benefits of blood transfusion have never been conclusively demonstrated. This is actually an understatement. There are no, not one high level study from the early 1900’s to the present that show that blood transfusions save lives. Actually the high level studies show the opposite. From any to the more blood you receive, the higher the risk for getting sicker or death.
The article summary continued to point out that evidence of transfusion-related harm continues to accumulate. The author suggested that better outcomes could be realized if there was a more restrictive approach to giving transfusions.
New Risk to Blood Supply! shows yet a new risk in the blood supply that was considered safe. It was supposed to be getting safer. Yet a new risk was discovered. This is a big change that started in late 2008. Women who had ever given birth were excluded from donating platelet donations due to antibodies in the blood.
What new risk will be discovered tomorrow?
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