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red blood cells

a preparation of red blood cells separated from a donor unit of whole blood. It is administered to restore adequate levels of hemoglobin and oxygen-carrying capability without overloading the vascular system with excess fluid.

red blood cells

Erythrocytes Hematology The anucleated 'cells' which carry O2 in the circulation to the peripheral tissue

Red blood cells

Cells that carry hemoglobin (the molecule that transports oxygen) and help remove wastes from tissues throughout the body.

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Q. what is a normal red blood cell count for breast cancer after operation

A. i know that the normal count is between 4.2 to 5.9 million cells/cmm. if you have anything else- i think this question should be to the Doctor...cause even if someone here will tell you it's ok that it's a bit low- the Doctor should know that and he has your chart with all your medical information. there for i would give him a phone call to ask if it's o.k. - unless you are in the normal average i told you, then you shouldn't worry about it.

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Cultured red blood cells have advantages over donor blood, such as reduced risk of infectious disease transmission.
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In Europe, Cerus recently completed a Phase 3 clinical study of the Intercept red blood cell system in patients with acute anemia and plans to file for CE mark approval.
The problem in this approach is that in some cases we want to note the disorder as well in the Red Blood Cell in such case this approach will fails while also the areas of Red Blood Cells by most of the studies considered as circular which is not true as because morphology of the Red Blood Cells highly changes due to any disorder.
Because each measurement takes only fractions of a second, the method could eventually be incorporated into an automated device for rapid characterization of red blood cells from a single drop of blood obtained in the clinic.
Spence and his collaborators pumped red blood cells and platelets through tubing 50 micrometers in diameter.
Malik and her team are investigating a correlation between ``placental growth factor,'' a protein found in red blood cells, and acute chest syndrome.
The Working Group plans to address leukocyte reduction of red blood cells at its next meeting, later this year.
Endurance athletes can also destroy a small number of their red blood cells during training and competition, which may affect their performance.
The INTERCEPT red blood cells had a recovery of 88% compared to 90% for control red blood cells, and both INTERCEPT-treated and control red blood cells met the criteria for red blood cell recovery recommended by the U.
London, March 18 ( ANI ): Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that macrophages - white blood cells that play a key role in the immune response - also help to both produce and eliminate the body's red blood cells (RBCs).
Anemia is often thought of simply as an iron deficiency, which in turn leads to a drop in oxygen-carrying red blood cells.