Type o blood shortage

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Avatar n tn They specifically eliminate blood sugar spikes, and keep the blood sugar in a normal range. Blood sugar spiking is another theory as to why many type 1 diabetics gain weight, and these low GI foods reduce it. Just a side note however, when I was on the diet, my blood sugar constantly went low and i had to compensate by eating multiple snacks throughout the day, something that probably offset my pound-shedding.
Avatar n tn On one occasion I asked Dr. DeAdamo (Eat right for your blood type) and was told to take bioflavonoids for it. I am beginning to take the supplement now, since the vessel popping has become too annoying to ignore.
Avatar n tn Recipients with blood type O... can receive from blood type O only Recipients with blood type A... can receive from blood types A and O Recipients with blood type B... can receive from blood types B and O Recipients with blood type AB...
Avatar n tn i'm sure her current doc is compitent enough to give her roagam shots if not he shouldn't be practicing at all! the first thing they do when you are pg is take your blood and type it. they would know right away if she was rh- or not.
Avatar m tn 7M copies, and age 53 with biopsy results of stage 3 at the outset of treatment and had a 2 log drop at 12 wks. Because my blood type is O Pos, I knew my chances of getting a liver (if I needed one) would likely involve a 5 yr wait, possibly longer than I would have. I didn't think I could wait on tx. I want to thank all the great people on this forum who helped me so much.
Avatar f tn Type O can donate to types A, B, AB, and O. The blood type is determined by drawing your blood and testing it. Tissue type. Whether tissue typing is done appears to vary; some transplant centers mention it and others don't. Tissue compatibility looks at the match of human leukocyte antigens (HLA). Your antigens are determined by drawing blood and testing it. A similar test is run for the recipient, and the antigens are compared.
683231 tn?1467326617 Only a Living Donor Liver Transplant is a scheduled surgery. A MELD score of 33 for a person with O blood type would probably be near the top of the list in most regions in the country. In the San Francisco Bay Area, which has the largest waiting list in the country they may still need a higher MELD score than 33 most of the time but again would depend on many factors which are unpredictable.
Avatar f tn To me it is better then waiting possibly years here in Northern Cal, where with type O blood, I will need to have a MELD somewhere between 35-40 before being near the top of the list due to the shortage of available donated organs. Anyway I wish everyone luck with their treatment no matter how ill they are. My main concern is to not see anyone progress to ESLD now or in the future. These new meds will help so many more people cure this disease and that is nothing but a good thing.
Avatar f tn and the predominance of O blood type in the US as opposed to O in the minority also greatly impacts match rates. Your daughter and you have a very special bond, but I do believe your daughter's tremendous courage and your loving acceptance and faith is something we need more of in this country as increasing numbers of baby-boomers face the challenges of ESLD.
Avatar n tn ---Have you asked the doctor what the average MELD score for transplant is (at THAT center, for HER blood type)? I understand the frustration when an infection appears and a person is put on the "inactive" list.....but you need to realize that that is very Temporary. As soon as the infection subsides, they are put right back on the active list. (The reason they do that is---it's very dangerous to operate on someone with an active infection.
264121 tn?1313033056 P =.01). Blood type group A, group B, group O incompatibility was significant, with 4.2% incompatibility in the HCV(+) group and only 1.3% in the HCV(-) group (P =.04). Donor hepatitis C status does not impact on graft or patient survival after liver transplantation for HCV(+) recipients. Their survival was equivalent, if not better, compared with the control group. Using HCV(+) donor livers for transplantation in HCV(+) recipients safely and effectively expands the organ donor pool.
163305 tn?1333672171 Right now at UCSF they are transplant blood type O patients at MELD 40 and higher. That is how desperate the situation is. A MELD of 40 is as high as it technically can get. When you reach 40 you are so ill there is a good chance you won't survive the transplant operation itself. When Steve needed his liver transplant over 3,400 Californians were waiting for a new liver in 2009. Only 671 got one. 400 died while waiting.
Avatar n tn From my personal experience, I was diagnosed with acute hep c. That was a year ago when the disease decided to rear its ugly head and show symptoms. I probably had hep c for many years prior to the acute phase. From what I understand, either the acute phase will enter into your body and right back out again or it will turn into chronic hep c, which means it is here to stay unless you are given the proper tx. I hope this helps you. This is a very confusing illness.
Avatar n tn Hey scruffy, You said that you are "Minnesota white," are you from MN or have you just been here and seen us and your blood counts are down?
Avatar m tn There is also an incidence of disease in Japan, where some 350,000 new cases are diagnosed annually, and in Egypt, where 20 percent of blood donors are rejected as carriers of hepatitis C. The virus is spread primarily by coming into contact with tainted blood, either through blood donation or unsterilized syringes, mainly among narcotics users. The risk of being infected during unprotected sex is low - around 2-3 percent.
179856 tn?1333550962 of those, o 60–70 people will go on to develop chronic liver disease o 5–20 people will go on to develop cirrhosis over a period of 20–30 years o 1–5 people will die from cirrhosis or liver cancer http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/c/cfaq.htm One in five of 100 people will die resultant of HCV directly!!!. When that one person is you or someone you love – that is way too many.
Avatar n tn Even though we clear this virus...say for over a year. Will this always show up in my blood as my having Hep C? But just so viral load? I know Jamie had posted she is a 1B but no viral load but I'm wondering how she could have a strain or genotype for that matter if no virus in her?? Hey...its been a beautiful week and I have been working in yard and feeling great (knock on wood) and planting my red bud!!
Avatar m tn When I went for qualification interview for liver transplant the coordinator asked me 4 or 5 times how much pot did I smoke then how much did I smoke recreationaly then how much did I smoke at home then how long had i been smoking I told her none to all of these then she started on the cocain and Rx none then back to the pot. I am 59 yrs old and dont use drugs of any type in any amount.
Avatar f tn meaning small petechial hemorrhages -- tiny bruises where blood vessels ruptured under the skin, lots and lots of them. The doc gave me doxy to treat the Ehrlichia, but I didn't take it ... I was still dealing with a systemic fungal infection from the yeast-based probiotics I took while being treated for Lyme and babs, and was afraid to make that worse with more antibiotics. After ~4-7 days (hard to remember now!
Avatar m tn He was diagnosed with cirrhosis about a year ago. He was throwing up blood and had bloody stools for a month or so before this episode. He stayed in the hospital for a few days, got some plasma and the bleeding was fixed. Doctors told him o stop drinking immediately. He has been an alcoholic for about 25-30 years. He is 59. He does not care about his condition and keeps drinking up to this day. Every day I can see his decline mentally and physically.
233562 tn?1282771982 you should call your OB to set up an appointment to get a blood test. I'm excited b/c I should o within the next week...we'll see.... ad_06- clomid did not lengthen my cycle...it did make my temps a little more up and down though..Good luck everybody!
6708370 tn?1471493810 It's rather complicated so I am eager to hear what others have to say about the issues as I understand them. Those cirrhotics who relapsed on S/O or were null responders are not part of the current approved group of people who can get treatment without going "off label". That is because, even though Gilead offers this to treatment naive and cirrhotic patients who failed under older treatments, those people who did not achieve SVR on S/O are in a new.
319532 tn?1250992176 some lupus latex test (not ana) was neg, Rheum factor:neg Liver, kidney and pancreas function:normal, CK levels:norm and sed rate remains at 3. Only abnormal results are: lymphocytes: slightly high, neutrophiles: slightly low, LDL(cholesterol): slightly high Any ideas?
551343 tn?1506834118 On one blood test that have come back I am deficient on : B12, Choline, Oleic Acid, Zinc, Gluthatione, Vitimin E, Spectrox. I am gutted as I eat really healthy. I drink almond milk every day which is high in Vitimin E, it doesnt make any sense. They want me to start on supplements. Vitimin B12 1,000 mcg daily in injectable format. That sounds a lot of to me. My B12 was 10. It should be >14% is that really that low? My glutathione was 31 and it should be >42.
Avatar n tn The fact that you loved them from the start is very telling. I can relate to that exactly - it was a "ohh, baby - where have you been all my life" feeling. I didn't know it then, but that type of reaction points to a brain chemistry imbalance that opiates, among other substances, addresses quite nicely - a chronic shortage of the same neurotransmitters that make "normal" people feel good in day-to-day life w/o staying high 24-7.
393685 tn?1425816122 This new formula has been absolutely horrible for me my friends.:( I had the last script of the original Armour last week end. I picked up a new script on Monday. Within two days, over 60% of my hypo symptoms returned like a tornado blowing in. I forgot the brain fog feeling.................... ..... oh, I didn't miss that at all! and the aches of hypothyroid is back with my head feeling like it ways 300 pounds!!!! It's awful to try and take it sublingually.
Avatar m tn I stopped tx after 16 weeks in December do to low blood counts.I'm interested in hep c symtoms that occur when not on tx.In my case I have aches in my hips and inner thigh and in my knees.Sometimes in my hand joints. I also get very fatigued.Im particularly concerned about the the joint aches. are these leg aches caused by hep and will they go awy if my next tx works? Its really becoming a handicap. My doctor says it could be cryoglocemea(spelling?) wich can be caused by hep c.
Avatar n tn When you receive a transplant depends a lot on where you live and the availability of organs. Blood type is another determinent. If in the course of waiting you come up with liver cancer (HCC) you automatically go to 25.