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CrimJim95 karma

"Would you rather murder one horse sized duck or a hundred duck sized horses?"

CrimJim43 karma

Will you be swinging by Vegas in August?

CrimJim30 karma

Lab guy here!

A normal donation is split into 4 parts

Fresh Frozen Plasma: the liquid part of the blood

Packed Red Cells: just the red cells with nutrients to keep them alive

Platelets: self explanatory

Cryoprecipitate: concentrated clotting proteins

CrimJim28 karma

Not an easy malpractice suit at all. Medical malpractice is incredibly fact dependent and we don't know nearly enough to make this kind of judgement.

CrimJim28 karma

The problem with leukemia, and just cancer in general, is that it's not one disease. It's better to think of cancer as a broad scope of diseases with one core connection: cells dividing when they shouldn't. (Granted that's a major simplification)

There are a bunch of leukemias. It's possible they had it for a few months. Maybe it was a different acute leukemia (more likely) or they resisted the same one you had (less likely). Bone pain, easy/excessive bruising, and paleness are all definitely symptoms.