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    Hello to you, from me here in Wales, thank you for following me. I'm very please to read that things are working out well for you. Due to our families experiences, whilst with our daughter Cerys, when she was on her journey,we will let you ask the questions, that is if you want too. Of course our experiences are from using the National Health Service here in Britain.Thank you for your interest. Yours, Kevin.

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    'Share your story' ,please go to it's start,read my blog, kevinglewis.blogspot.com to read our story & what we did & are still doing next.

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      DaveWaz

      What a moving story. Thank you for sharing.

      Good luck with your mission. Please let us know how we can help.

      about 5 years ago
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      KevinG

      Thank you for your comment & offer to help.

      about 5 years ago
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    KevinG asked a questionLeukemia

    The use of unirradiated blood products with patients who have Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

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      nancyjac

      I didn't have Leukemia, but I didn't have any blood products with my chemo. I did have blood transfusions with my subsequent surgery, but I don't know if it was irradiated or not.

      over 5 years ago
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      Harry (Best Answer!)

      Did she have a bone marrow transplant? That's the only reason I can think of to give "blood product" and to have a concern about graft versus host diseast.

      I suspect this question is too technical. You might be best off talking to a doctor who was not involved with the original trial.

      If this involved a bone marrow transplant from an unreleated donor, then it is my understanding that those types of transplants carry both an improved chance for complete cure/remission, but also an elevated risk for failure and death.

      I don't know what the benefits of irradiated or unirradiated blood might be. It may be that irradiation is used to prevent the transfer of infection (AIDS) but I don't know how it would affect transplant rejection. Again, an expert on the subject who was not involved with the original trial may be your best source of information.

      over 5 years ago
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      amandakrystyne

      My daughter has had numerous transfusions. I am now curious on this topic, but unfortunately do not have an answer for you. :0 /

      almost 5 years ago