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Can platelets be infused during a blood transfusion?

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can platelets be infused during a blood transfusion?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
What is the platelet count?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
And how long ago was the blood transfusion?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
transfusion was done on Nov. 7
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
there would be no problem transfusing platelets at this point
Usually platelet transfusions do not do a lot of long term good and the underlying cause of the problem has to be addressed.
Other wise the count will go right back to wear it is.
under 50 with bleeding is an emergencies.
Red blood cells can platelets can be transfused back to back if needed.
good luck

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