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Plasma

This is the liquid part of the blood. It is often used to add volume to the blood system after a large loss of blood

Cryoprecipitate

a concentrated source of certain plasma proteins. It is used to treat some bleeding problems.

red blood cells

These carry oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body and then they carry carbon dioxide back to the lungs. A low count is called anemia. A transfusion may be needed to treat anemia

White blood cells

These help fight infection, bacteria and other substances that enter the body. When the count becomes too low, it is called Neutropenia.

Platelets

These help blood to clot. Platelet transfusions are given when the platelet count is too low

Transfusion

the process of giving blood products through an
intravenous (IV) catheter.

Crossmatching

Taking a sample of blood to find the type and match it with the donor blood in order to decrease the chance of a reaction

Leuko

white

emia

blood

leukemia

the formation of abnormal white blood cells in the blood

leukemia cells

abnormal white blood cells which don't die when they should and crowd out normal blood cells

watchful waiting

Not getting cancer treatment right away

Remission

The process of destroying signs of leukemia and making symptoms go away

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