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Pittsburg, KS 66762
How does blood pump through the heart?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe chambers and valves of the heart work together to receive blood and pump it to the lungs and rest of the body. This animation shows how this process works.
What are the symptoms of sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) disease?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
The symptoms of sickle-hemoglobin C (Hb S-C) disease are similar to the symptoms of sickle cell anemia. However, people with Hb S-C disease generally experience symptoms that are less severe. For instance, individuals with sickle-hemoglobin C disease may suffer from anemia, a condition that reduces the amount of available red blood cells and causes fatigue. However, individuals with the disorder may also have normal levels of red blood cells. Other symptoms of sickle cell anemia, such as pain in the chest, abdomen, and joints; infections, vision problems, and jaundice may or may not be present in sufferers of Hb S-C disease.
What kind of blood is most commonly donated?
Discovery Health answered
Blood and platelets are the most common kinds of donated blood . Besides donating blood for others, you can donate it for yourself before you have an operation. Donated blood is screened for abnormalities and disease and then is separated by blood type. It can be transplanted whole, or it can be separated into red blood cells, plasma or platelets.
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