It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Anemia Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-17-2013, 07:14 AM   #1
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Merced,CA
Posts: 10
Officerswife HB User
Infusion vs transfusion

Which is which? I hear both used in talking to people.
Infusion is iv iron pumped in? Or transfusion? Lol sorry

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 01-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Springfield, OR USA
Posts: 75
4kids4me HB User
Re: Infusion vs transfusion

I'm getting infusions right now (Venofer), and that's the IV iron. Transfusion is getting someone else's blood I believe.

 
Old 01-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 427
Heatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB User
Re: Infusion vs transfusion

Exactly what 4kids4me said. Infusion is not blood, it's iron and it's going directly into your vein. Transfusion is blood going directly into your vein with someone else's iron etc in it.

 
Old 01-17-2013, 12:05 PM   #4
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Merced,CA
Posts: 10
Officerswife HB User
Re: Infusion vs transfusion

Is it more typical for anemic patients to get infusions?

 
Old 01-17-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Springfield, OR USA
Posts: 75
4kids4me HB User
Re: Infusion vs transfusion

It seems to be becoming more and more common. I'm fairly new to the anemia/iron infusion stuff, but I have 3 more infusions to go once a week. I've been reading some of the other threads about it here, and there seem to be quite a number that are getting IV iron infusions.

 
Old 01-17-2013, 07:19 PM   #6
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 427
Heatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB UserHeatherx5 HB User
Re: Infusion vs transfusion

Yes because it seems that people don't find out their anemic till their iron is really low. I didn't get infusions because I didn't have insurance at the time but I would have been a good candidate.

My ferritin was a 2, iron 18 and hemoglobin 8.5. Infusions are faster then taking pills.

 
Closed Thread




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:07 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2015 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!