The study of blood, the blood-forming organs, along with blood diseases and their treatment.

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Does apheresis damage any components of blood? If not, why not?

Blood donation involving apheresis is becoming increasingly common. It looks like the process involves centrifuging blood at very high speeds* before removing the desired fraction and returning the ...
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Plateletpheresis for hemophilia

Plateletpheresis is seperation of platelets from whole blood and putting the leukocytes and erythrocytes back into the blood. If the person donating platelets does not have hemophilia than could a ...
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Blood consumption

Is consumption of blood more "dangerous" compared to meat? There was a news-article about unnatural chemicals found in the blood of mothers. This reminded me about a question I have pondered upon ...
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What Effect would Cannabinoids have on the Acute Porphyrias?

I should be clear in saying that this question is NOT intended for personal medical advice. Rather what I am looking for is journal articles and/or books that touch on this subject because I think it ...
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How is a blood sample analyzed to give the different levels of metabolites?

How is a blood sample analyzed to give the different levels of metabolites? Are there any any procedural differences with each blood test? Thanks in advance!
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Events after Endothelial interruption

What are the physiological events that occur after there is endothelial interruption in the blood vessel? What does endothelial interruption mean here? And what could be the physiological events?
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Tonometered blood and the mixing technique?

I am writing an assay about HbA affinity in one specific bird species. In the paper I've read mixing technique is used to determine the P50 values. Can someone explain me this technique and what is ...
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Biological/molecular basis of nutritional need differences between blood types?

There are many nutrition books and websites (like http://www.aqua4balance.com/Healthy-Diet/blood-type-nutrition-educational-workshop.html) that assign very different nutritional needs to individuals ...