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Author Topic: Why radiated blood?  (Read 3959 times)

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Offline minismom

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Why radiated blood?
« on: February 25, 2009, 07:35:12 AM »
How come when Mim needed / needs a blood transfusion, we have to wait for radiated blood?  How do they radiate it?

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Offline Peter Staley

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Re: Why radiated blood?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 09:40:43 AM »
I think you mean irradiation.  Here's a nice explanation I found online:

http://www.bbguy.org/faq/irrfaq.shtml

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Re: Why radiated blood?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 10:16:29 AM »
Yep, that's it Peter, irradiated blood.  It must take a good bit of time to do it.  Usually we have to wait quite a while and they will only allow her to have blood that is her type (no "universal" donor blood-type).  Then, we have to wait for it to be "cooked".  That's a great site, by the way, and does an excellent job explaining the process.  Gotta love Pac-man eating blood cells.

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