Joseph D. McCracken, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursCancer Care Center of Texas
San Antonio, TX 78212
- Community First Health Plans
- Humana Health Plan
- UNICARE Health Plans of Texas
- United Healthcare
- Baptist Medical Center
- CHRISTUS Santa Rosa City Centre & Children's Hospital
- Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
- Nix Medical Center
- Nix Specialty Health Center
- South Texas Regional Medical Center
What is meant by a universal blood donor?
American Red Cross answeredIndividuals with the blood group O Rh negative are called “universal donors” because their red blood cells can be transfused to people of all blood groups. This is why the Red Cross is constantly recruiting donors whose blood type is O Rh negative.
How do other illnesses affect hypocalcemia?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Other illnesses can often cause hypocalcemia. Hypoparathyroidism is a primary cause of hypocalcemia. Kidney problems and pancreatitis can also cause hypocalcemia. Certain prescription drugs may contribute to lowered blood calcium levels.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
What is the D variant antigen in the blood?
Aurora Health Care answeredFor some people, the D antigen (Rh factor) -- a protein with many parts that is found on the surface of red blood cells and that tells your blood type -- may show up only weakly. Red blood cells from these people are known as "D variant." There are two types of D variant antigens:
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- "Weak D" means all parts of the D antigen are present but weakly found on the red cell surface.
- "Partial D" means that one or more parts of the D antigen are missing.