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Richard has just had blood transfusions (2 units) for a homoglobin count of 7.8 and a hematocrit count of 22. His energy level continues to be very low 48 hours after the transfusion. We were told that his energy level should improve with the transfusions, but he has slept all day today.

My questions are these. What are the inherent dangers of such low counts and what should I be looking for?


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My Mom had a blood transfusion last week due to low red counts (she had two units as well). They told her she would notice a difference in her energy level right away, but it took a couple days before she did. She is now going to get Procrit shots every other week to hopefully maintain her red count.

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