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Blood Transfusions and Disease - “Blood Safety in the Age of AIDS” reflects upon the history of blood transfusions, the advancement in performing clean (disease-free) transfusions, and, specifically, the appearance of and efforts to prevent the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) virus in blood donations. The AIDS epidemic hitting the blood banks is not only examined as an urgent problem in its own right, but also as a warning to both doctors and patients who regularly or spontaneously require blood transfusions. This warning indicates that the idea of new diseases and epidemics are still a possibility despite medical and conditional advances through history and that additional measures should be researched in the eff...   [tags: Blood Transfusions, Disease, AIDS, ] 1503 words
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Circulating Dangers in Blood Transfusions - It is a common fact that blood is necessary for the body in order to work properly. At plain sight everybody’s blood can seem similar, but not everything is always what it seems. There are variables that make people’s blood different from one another, such as different types of blood, different amounts of red blood cells and different amounts of white blood cells, and possibilities of different containments such as bacteria and viruses in the blood. In the past, doctors never knew of all the different variations that were found in this mysterious substance....   [tags: Health ]
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The debate of Physician Assisted Suicide - Over the years the medical field has developed many miraculous ideas and procedures. From organ transfers to blood transfusions, tons of lives have been saved. A doctor’s whole purpose is to help those dying to live. Yet, doctors have developed PAS, Physician Assisted Suicide, also known as Physician Assisted Death, and not to be mixed up with Euthanasia. Physician Assisted Suicide is morally wrong, gives doctors too much power, and it opens a door for those less critical patients to receive treatment too....   [tags: organ transfers, blood transfusions]
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Organ Trafficking and Body Snatching - ... According to a recent study done by Canadian researchers, “Paying living kidney donors $10,000 to give up their organs would save money over the current system based solely on altruism -- even if it only boosts donations by a conservative 5 percent” (Aleccia). Furthermore, based on this hypothetical 5 percent increase, paying these donors $10,000 would save each patient about $340, covering dialysis and medical costs, as well as boost their quality-adjusted life years by .11. QALY is the measure of the quality and length of a life (Aleccia)....   [tags: blood transfusions, banks] 2611 words
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Religious and Medical Dilemma - "You shall not eat the blood of any creature, for the life of every creature is its blood" (Lev. 17:14). This is just one of the several scriptures found in the bible from which the Jehovah Witnesses base their beliefs. To summarize the above excerpt, Jehovah Witnesses strongly believe that contributing to the health of their bodies by way of any type of blood material is not intended by God’s will. However in dire cases, ethical questions need to be raised regarding the patient’s mental capacity and legal competence....   [tags: Blood Transfusions, Jehova's Witness] 974 words
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The Rh Factor - Falling off bikes, or just running around stumbling as kids is probably the first time anyone ever saw their own blood. Flowing red stuff that came after a lot of pain, no big deal. The second time, maybe a blood truck asking for donations, or maybe watching some horror movie. Either way blood itself is not something that stays on the mind, unless of course you’re hematologists (Physicians that study blood). Strange as it is, people do study blood and it is an important subject. I find it interesting though, that something so important and most people don’t know anything about it....   [tags: blood transfusions, biology, anatomy]
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Blood Transfusion as One of the Most Common Hospitals Procedures - The topic chosen is blood transfusion. Blood transfusion is one of the most common procedures that are performed in the hospital setting to save lives and help improve one’s health. People who have serious injuries may need blood transfusions to replace the lost of blood. Some of the injuries are more critical than others and require an enormous amount of blood. In addition, many people have illnesses that prevent their body from making blood properly. Blood circulates in the body providing oxygen and nutrients and collects waste so it can be eliminated by the body; therefore, it is an important factor for everyone’s lives (Lewis Medical surgical nursing)....   [tags: blood bank, rh factor, transfusion medicine]
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Blood Donation: The Gift of Life - In the US alone a blood donation is needed every 2 seconds; that is 41,000 blood donations that are necessary every day (Blood Facts). The first efficacious blood transfusion was done in 1667 on a boy who was administered sheep blood, the boy survived. This alone paved the way for modern blood transfusions. The first human to human donations were done in the early 1800’s and were unsuccessful due to the lack of knowledge with blood types. Then, in the 1900s, blood types were discovered and soon after blood banks popped up all over while research was done to progress the amazing transfusion system we have today (History)....   [tags: health, blood donation]
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The Ban on Gay Blood Donors - In 1983 the FDA put a ban on gay men from donating blood if they have had sex with another man since 1977 (Thrasher). Certain activists believe this ban is harsh and should be repealed. While it would be great if everyone in the country could donate blood, gay men are at higher risk for certain diseases such as HIV/AIDS. This increased risk makes it unwise to eliminate this ban. As stated by Mark Skinner in his article Science Should Dictate Policy, “blood donor deferrals are not judgments about individuals but are scientifically based”....   [tags: blood, gay, ban, risk, policy]
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No Blood Transfusion for Jehovah's Witnesses - ... Some of the beliefs that Jehovah’s witnesses have involve many contemporary issues; they stand strongly against abortion, homosexuality, divorce and blood transfusions. Blood transfusions and ingesting blood is prohibited and considered wrong. Bone marrow are left to the individual and his principles to decide; other types of medical treatment are permitted. (Beliefnet, 2014). Jehovah’s Witnesses do not allow blood transfusions based on several biblical passages such as “Only flesh with its soul-its blood-you must not eat” (Genesis 9:3-4) and “You must not eat the blood of any sort of flesh, because the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood....   [tags: religion, ethical, legal] 770 words
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Blood: Past, Present and Future—the Medicalization of Blood as a Drug - In this paper I will talk about the medicalization of blood into a drug, and how society has shaped the association with blood and disease. I will begin with a basic humoral view of blood and the ways in which blood-letting was thought to cure disease. I will then talk about the events that caused mankind’s view of blood to shift from a substance that needed to be drained from the body into a substance that needed to be transfused into the body in order to improve health. After the history, the paper will talk about the blood donation system in the United States, and the reasons why it shifted from a paid to fully volunteer based donation system—while pointing out that the blood donation sys...   [tags: sanguine, history, medicine, progressive]
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Federal Policy on Blood Donations - As we grow up, we often hear that "we should never judge a book by it's cover" and "it's on the inside that counts, as we are all made equal and the same on the inside" however there is a federal policy that states other wise. Implemented in 1977, and officially adopted in 1983, federal policy, bars blood donations from men who have ever had sexual contact with other men. This means that gay men are not allowed to donate blood. Supporters of the ban state that, studies show that those with high risk sexual behavior place others in danger when they donate blood....   [tags: sexual, behavior, diseases, ban] 880 words
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The Safety Of Blood - The Safety of Blood A five-year old girl is riding down the street, on her way to her best friend's house. She doesn't have a care in the world and is quietly humming to herself. Suddenly a car whips around the corner and swerves to avoid the child, but he looses control and squarely hits the girl, causing the her to fall and get trapped between the car and her battered bicycle. A main artery in her leg has been severed and blood fills the gutter of the street. As she gets rushed to the hospital in the ambulance, a pint of blood is given to her to attempt to replace some of the life giving fluid that is pouring out of her leg....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Genetic Disorders: Beta Thalassemia - Orofacial characteristics of β –thalassemia major patients among the UAE population Introduction Beta thalassemia is a genetic disorder in which the gene for the production of beta globin chain is defective. The name thalassemia is derived from a combination of two Greek words: thalassa meaning the sea, i.e. the Mediterranean, and anaemia (“weak blood”). Therefore it is also known as Mediterranean anemia. Another name for beta-thalassemia is Cooley’s anemia, named after Prof. Thomas Cooley, a pediatrician in the USA who first described the clinical characteristics of this disorder in patients of Italian origin in 1925....   [tags: mediterranean anemia, blood transfusion]
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Main Ethical Dilema in Health Care - Main Agents in Case When evaluating any ethical case, it is crucial to examine all those involved and how their relationships with each other impact moral decisions made. In the case The Jehovah’s Witness and Blood Transfusion, all of the persons involved play an important role in determining what medical action should be taken based on ethical and moral deliberation. The first, and main, agent involved in the case is the patient herself, a 42 year old female who was recently baptized into the Jehovah’s Witness faith....   [tags: jehova's witness, blood transfusion case]
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Sports and Performance Enhancers Steroids and Blood Doping - Famous sports athletes have always tried to get an advantage on other players. By upping their game and performing harder it will allow them to make more money, to win, and to break records. In the world of professional cycling it is exactly the same. Riders use drugs harmful to their health to get and advantage on the competition and these drugs enable the rider to perform harder, longer, and at their maximum ability. There riders us a lot of different drugs to improve themselves but the more popular performance enhancers EPO (erythropoietin), steroids, and blood doping....   [tags: addiction, Lance Armstrong ] 977 words
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Anemia: Low Red Blood Cell Count - Definition: Anemia is a common condition that afflicts many people around the world. Anemia is a Greek word meaning ‘without blood’. The modern definition of Anemia is any condition characterized by an abnormal decrease in the body’s total red blood cell mass. It is also defined as a condition in which a person has fewer red blood cells than normal and feels very weak and tired. Anemia Causes: The causes of Anemia are all related to the Red Blood Cells (RBC). It is cause d mainly due to impaired RBC production or increased RBC destruction and is caused due to blood loss and fluid overload....   [tags: common human ailments]
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Beliefs About Blood - Beliefs about blood: Blood Transfusion: They refuse to accept blood transfusions and do not allow them to be given to their children. This is based upon four passages in the Bible which prohibit the consuming of blood: Genesis 9:4 "But flesh (meat) with...blood...ye shall not eat" Leviticus 17:12-14 "...No soul of you shall eat blood...whosoever eateth it shall be cut off" Acts 15:29 "That ye abstain...from blood..." Acts 21:25 "...Gentiles...keep themselves from things offered to idols and from blood..." The WTS interprets "eating" of blood in its most general form to include accepting "transfusion of whole...   [tags: essays research papers] 543 words
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One Blood - One Blood One Blood is a book designed to highlight the life and works of Dr. Charles Drew and to set the record straight about his famous, tragic death. The book starts with the academic career of Dr. Drew. Dr. Drew attended Amherst College where he fought with the majority of white students that surrounded hi. He was an athletic student who had average grades. He was forced to go to Canada to attend medical school when no universities in the U.S. would grant him admission. He believed that the Canadian people were “color blind” because there was no segregation in the nation....   [tags: Essays Papers] 555 words
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Blood Doping in Sports to Improve Performance - Blood Doping in Sports to Improve Performance A main controversial issue in today’s sports world is ways in which athletes improve their performance. The use of steroids and supplements have been heavily discussed and argued but the method of blood doping is now a major problem. Blood Doping or red blood cell infusion is another example of the ingenious ways in which athletes attempt to improve performance without running into trouble with drug tests. Blood doping has become an integral part of sports and fair play....   [tags: Papers] 1057 words
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Persuasive Speech: Everyone Should Donate Blood - Specific Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience to donate blood Introduction: I. Imagine your father has just suffered a heart attack and must undergo open-heart surgery in order to repair the damage. II. Imagine your little nephew or niece baby was born with a heart defect and required daily transfusions of blood in order to have a chance at survival. III. Imagine your best friend has just been diagnosed with leukemia, a disease requiring regular transfusions of platelets. IV. Not very nice images are they, but these things happen and unfortunately some of you may even have experienced them already....   [tags: Example Persuasive Speech] 718 words
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The Different Types of Thalassemia and How is Diagnosed - Thalassemia is basically a name for similar groups of inherited blood diseases that involve missing or abnormal genes regarding the protein in hemoglobin which is the red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. I will discuss the different types of Thalassemia, how Thalassemia is diagnosed, and the treatments available. I will also discuss the complications and side effects of the treatments, the disease’s causes and effects, and how it is more dominant in some parts of the world than others....   [tags: blood disorder, thalassemia, hemoglobin] 2446 words
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The Mutations that Cause Thalassemia - Public Health Problem When parents pass down their genetics to their offspring, they pass down eye color, height, blood type, etc. In some cases, unfortunately, parents also passed down genes for hereditary diseases like thalassemia. Thalassemia is a blood disorder passed down through families in which the body makes an abnormal form of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. The disorder results in excessive destruction of red blood cells, which leads to anemia (MedlinePlus, 2012)....   [tags: blood disorder, hemoglobin, genes]
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What are Red Cells? - Introduction Every adult has around five litres of blood inside them, accounting for around 8% of their total body weight. Usage of donated blood by transfusion was a 20th century phenomenon and has become a long established therapeutic necessity. Around 2,000,000 units are transfused each year in UK, red cells remaining by far the most commonly transfused blood productL. There are many areas in which blood transfusions come useful – such as serious injuries, illnesses, operations, childbirth – and in the case of red cells, often in the case of severe anaemia and blood loss....   [tags: blood, donations, infection] 1721 words
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The American Red Cross Story - Did you know that every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood. Where does that blood come from. The American Red Cross, is a nonprofit humanitarian organization. It assists with disaster relief and provides emergency services to those in need. The American Red Cross has been around for aver 100 years and has come a long way in the process. The American Red Cross was founded on May 21, 1881 by Clara Barton. In the late 1850’s she moved to Washington, D.C. to work in the United States Patent office....   [tags: Clara Barton, blood drives]
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Everything You Need to Know About Hepatitis C - Hepatitis C is an inflammation of the liver. Type C hepatitis can cause serious illness and may increase your risk of liver cancer. There are two main types of hepatitis-acute and chronic. Acute hepatitis comes on quickly and also goes away sooner. Hepatitis is considered chronic if it lasts for six months or longer. It usually comes on slower and the symptoms are more mild. Type C is the most common cause of Chronic Hepatitis. It can also lead to Liver Cancer or Cirrhosis. Seventy to eighty percent of Hepatitis C patients suffer from lifelong illness or chronic infections....   [tags: liver, blood, jaundice] 565 words
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Disease Conditions of Hepatitis C - Hepatitis C (HCV) is defined as inflammation of the liver, caused by a virus. The liver, because of its diversity, can be locally diffuse throughout the liver or it can manifest systemically (Osborn, Wraa, Watson and Hollaeran, 2014). It can be acute or chronic, mild or life threatening, depending on the type and duration of the infection. HCV has an incubation period of 35 to 72 days and replicates at a very high rate, mutating readily, which does not allow the host’s immune system to keep up and destroy the virus (Osborn, et al, 2014)....   [tags: HCV, liver, blood flow]
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Modes of Transportation in Our Body - The vehicles of life, both seen and unseen, are essential to the functionality of our dynamic world. Macroscopically, cars, trains, and airplanes have the ability to transport us out of the mundane into the extraordinary. Microscopically, molecules and cells meandering their way through highways of veins and arteries form the lifeblood of humanity. A drop of blood carrying countless blood cells travels throughout our bodies delivering oxygen to tissue, helping our bodies to produce the energy it needs....   [tags: oxgyen, blood, cells, experience] 551 words
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Managing and Controlling the Risks Associated With the Transmissions of Blood Borne Viruses in the Health Care Setting - Introduction ‘Control of Hospital Infection’ 4th ed. defines bloodborne virus infection as: ‘Where the blood contains infectious agents that can be transferred into the body of another person giving rise to infection’ (1). Bloodborne viruses can pose an important risk to healthcare workers. The biggest risks lies with contracting HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C (2). These particular infections have the ability to cause asymptomatic and symptomatic infections. The biggest risk in the hospital is the exposure to blood borne viruses....   [tags: Safety Procedures, Bodily Fluids]
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Surgical Improvements from World War One - ... Surgeons would go over forty hours without sleep and this had drastic effects on their performance. One surgeon broke four syringes without successfully giving a hypodermic injection due to his fatigue. (Darby) The lack of space required many places to be converted into temporary triage locations. Triage is a quick way to streamline examination and get serious cases handled first. Another issue was moving bedridden patients after their surgeries because of the narrow hatchways and doorways....   [tags: tecniques, sanitation, transfusions] 1047 words
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The Origin of HIV/AIDS - ... During the first 2 weeks to a month after exposure to the HIV infection, most infected individuals with display symptoms of a severe flu. The symptoms include fever, swollen glands, sore throat, rash, muscle and joint aches and pains, fatigue, and headache. The early period of infection is known as the “acute retroviral syndrome” (Stages, 2013). Once the virus is out of the acute stage it enters into the latency stage where it continues to replicate but no symptoms are shown. As the infection progresses and the immune system becomes seriously damaged then the virus has now developed into AIDS....   [tags: blood, main transmission] 806 words
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Blood, Guts and Glory: Thalassemia Patients Battle for a Better Life - Blood, Guts and Glory: Thalassemia Patients Battle for a Better Life When his company offered Vikram*, a systems analyst in Toronto, a transfer to Montreal with a promotion and pay raise, he was delighted but concerned. The 31-year-old unmarried Vikram worked twice as hard in his job to make up for the time he took off for medical reasons. The promotion was a justified reward for his hard work. But the question bothering Vikram, the issue that would determine his decision whether to accept the posting, was: Will I find a Thalassemia care center in Montreal....   [tags: Journalism Journalistic Essays] 1947 words
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Dracula - Symbolism Of Blood - In Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most blatant and powerful symbol is blood. He takes the blood that means so much to the believers of this legend and has it represent more than even they could imagine. Blood is the main object associated with vampires and vampirism. From a mythical standpoint, it is the basis of life for the vampires as they feed off of the blood of young, vibrant souls. From a more scientific standpoint blood is what would drip out of the corpse's mouth when family members would dig up their dead kin to check for the dreaded disease....   [tags: Bram Stoker] 1227 words
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Hereditary Spherocytosis - Every one in two thousand people are diagnosed with hereditary spherocytosis. This rare blood disorder is of the Northern European ancestry. The prevalence of hereditary spherocytosis in people of other ethnic backgrounds is unknown (Government). This disease should be detected in early childhood, but in some rare cases it can go undetected for years or never be detected at all. Hereditary spherocytosis not only affects the red blood cells but the spleen as well. It only takes one abnormal gene for a child to have the disease for the rest of his or her life....   [tags: Health, Blood Disorder]
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Phlebotomy: Education and Training - Have you ever wondered how people get trained and learn how to draw peoples blood and not hurt you . This research paper will talk about how to prep for a Venipuncture, what to get and how to act when performing a puncture. The education and training that you need to be a phlebotomist is hard and can be very stressful. A Phlebotomist is a member of a laboratory that deals with blood from a patient. Nature of work is that the Phlebotomist Tech transports the specimens that are involved with a patient and also draws transfusions....   [tags: blood, laboratory, venipuncture, HIV]
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The Law on Transfusion of Blood to Patients - ... For sure, clinicians will not be certain about which authority or policies to fulfill first (Wilson, 2005). Consequently, the stance of the issue is to stability the religious desires of the patient and family against the clinical requirement for a needed blood transfusion. Being in the occurrence of patient and family opposition to treatment can be a stressful experience for healthcare practitioner. Though the law support venerating the requests of JW person who doesn’t want blood transfusion treatment, the clinicians still in certain situation need further documentation....   [tags: nurses, policies, beliefs, authority] 539 words
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Forced blood transfusion of a memeber of Jehovah's Witnesses - Forced Blood Transfusion of a member of Jehovah's Witnesses The guidelines that are in the Belmont Report give many important principles that doctors and allied health workers should follow. The guidelines in belmont principles cover a wide variety of bioethical situations that persons working in a medical field might encounter, or rights that one might expect to receive if needing medical treatment. The four main key points included are, beneficence, justice, non-maleficence, and autonomy. What if though, as a patient, these guidelines were ignored and your rights were ignored....   [tags: doctors,belmont report, ethics]
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Jacobson Syndrome: An Overview - Jacobson Syndrome Other names for disorder: 11q terminal deletion disorder 11q deletion disorder Jacobson thrombocytopenia JBS Causes for disorder: Jacobson Syndrome occurs when the genetic material from chromosome 11 is lost. At the end of the long arm (q) of chromosome 11 there is a deletion. Chromosome Affected: Chromosome 11-at the end of the long arm (q) there is a deletion. Are there prenatal tests: Many children are diagnosed with Jacobson Syndrome after birth, but there can be prenatal tests using cytogenic analysis....   [tags: Chromosome, Heart, Transfusion]
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Blood: Questions and Answers - 1. What is the function of the blood. What specific materials does it transport. Why are these substances important. Be specific – explain why these substances contribute to homeostasis. Blood is composed of plasma (clear extracellular fluid) and cellular components, which consist of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Necessary body fluids, nutrients, gases, chemicals, and wastes are transported throughout the body by the blood. The functions of the blood include respiration, waste elimination, thermoregulation, nutrient delivery, immunity and defense, hormone delivery, and water and pH balance....   [tags: Blood]
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Elite Athlete and The World Anti-Doping Agency - ... This method consists of two major chemicals: hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers also known as HBOCs and per-fluorocarbons also referred as PFC. These chemicals when used for medical purposes are used in emergency situations. Such as a patient needing a transfusion and there is no time to find a match, there is risk of a blood infection or there is no human blood available. Unfortunately, athletes use it for performance enhancement and inject it into their blood stream and to increase the levels of their red blood cells....   [tags: HIV, hepatitis, blood transfusion] 1518 words
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Measuring and Changing Your Blood Pressure - Blood pressure is defined as the force of the blood against the artery wall. If ones blood pressure is too high or too low it may cause cardiovascular problems in the future. When blood pressure is measured, a cuff is placed on your arm, we will add pressure to this cuff to temporarily stop the blood flow. With a stethoscope we will then listen to your blood flow. By doing this we get two measurements, the first is systolic pressure. Systolic pressure is the reading when the blood is being contracted by the heart, or when the heart contracts, and diastolic pressure, measured when the heart relaxes....   [tags: Blood pressure, ] 575 words
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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood - According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the word “Fiction” is described as being “A literary work whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact” (Fiction). Fiction generally can be categorized into six sub-genres: historical, horror, mystery, romance, westerns, and science fiction. However, Capote’s novel In Cold Blood cannot be easily placed in any of these categories. With the publication of Capote’s groundbreaking work in 1965, many critics argued as to what genre it belonged in; today this conflict is still relevant....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays]
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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood - Literature, the dictionary defines it being the art of written works that is simultaneously designed to entertain, educate and instruct its audience; writers, using their skill of telling stories, use literature in an attempt to transfer their ideas from paper to the reader; for some, this task means bringing their story to a different place and time that is entirely separate from what the could be perceive as ordinary, on order to serve the writer’s intent. With this, the impossible, becomes the probable, and the worst fear imagined becomes the breathed reality; with no separation between the truth, and fiction....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays] 1129 words
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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood - Truman Capote wrote In Cold Blood with the intention of creating a new non-fiction genre, a creative spin on a newspaper article with the author, and his opinions and judgments completely absent from the text, leaving only the truth for the reader to interpret. The pages of In Cold Blood are filled with facts and first-hand accounts of the events surrounding the brutal murder of a wealthy unsuspecting family in Holcomb, Kansas. Author Truman Capote interviewed countless individuals to get an accurate depiction of every one affected by and every side of the murder....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays]
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Truman Capote's In Cold Blood - In Cold Blood is a true account of a multiple murder case that took place in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959, written by Truman Capote. Capote’s attention to detail causes the reader to gain an extreme interest in the Clutter family even though they were an ordinary family. The suspense that is a result of minimal facts and descriptive settings was an elaborate stylistic technique that gave effective results throughout the book. His ability to make this account of a horrid crime more than just a newspaper description was a great success as a base of his many literary devices, not just is great focus to small details....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays] 572 words
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Blood Diamonds: The Fuel of War - Have you ever noticed how beautiful diamonds are. Or have you ever realize how expensive they can be. Diamonds are perfect, but they may have a dark side. Keep in mind that with value, there will be criminals. There is a whole market of these diamonds. In Africa, they aren’t referred to as black market diamonds, they are referred to as blood diamonds or conflict diamonds. They aren’t called blood diamonds because they are the color of blood but they are called blood diamonds because of the blood shed for them....   [tags: conflict, blood, law, arms, transportation]
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The Truth About High Blood Pressure - High Blood Pressure is major health problem affecting the lives of many people. Most people are not aware of the many causes or solutions of high blood pressure. Causes can range from high sodium diets to high amounts of stress. In modern society, many people live a fast paced lifestyle, which puts them in a position to be more exposed to fast foods loaded with large quantities of sodium and stressful situations within their careers. Having high blood pressure means that there is a strong force of blood pushing against the artery walls throughout the circulation of the body....   [tags: DASH, blood, pressure]
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Sickle Cell Amenia: A Change of the Blood - A Change of the Blood Sickle Cell Anemia is a blood disorder which is passed down from parents to a child. Many people have Sickle Cell Anemia in the U.S and around the world. These people have a wide variety of symptoms, varying from semi-severe to life threatening problems while others live with little to no recognizable symptoms. Sickle Cell Anemia is caused by a genetic mutation in the hemoglobin inside of red blood cells. The mutation occurs in the hemoglobin gene on the 11chromosome. The mutation causes the red blood cell to get deformed in to a rod shape similar to a farmers Sickle, hence the name....   [tags: genetic mutation, blood disorder]
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Vengeance in Truman Capote's In Cold Blood - In this day and age the term “murder” is coined as a word used in everyday language, albeit fifty years ago in the [rural] heartland of America, that word evoked emotion out of the entire town’s population. Prior to writing In Cold Blood, Truman Capote had written several pieces that lead him to writing a piece of literature that would infuse fiction and nonfiction, thus In Cold Blood was created, albeit after six years of research (“Truman” 84). "Truman Capote is one of the more fascinating figures on the American literary landscape, being one of the country's few writers to cross the border between celebrity and literary acclaim…He contributed both to fiction and nonfiction literary genre...   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays] 2070 words
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