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Re: [IP] Re: blood donation



So this means if I gave my husband 20 units of Humalog it probably WOULD
affect him!!
I think this is what you said was not true before. But it doesn't make any
sense. it most definitely
would affect any person to get a big dose on insulin
directly in the vein/blood.

Barbara Bradley wrote:

> >Many years ago, before modern meds, they used to use
> Insulin Shock
> Therapy to treat depression which purposefully put people
> hypo and
> seizuring.  I've read some of the records from the '50's,
> and dosages
> sometimes were only 20-30U's.<
>
> Not the same thing. I am well aware of this old practice.
> I've beena nurse for some time. In mental health therapy,
> these people were given insulin directly.  In blood
> donation, the insulin has been processed by someone else's
> body, then processed again in the blood donation site, then
> given to the individual.  Blood is separated into packed
> cells and plasma. most people who need blood wil receive the
> packed cells without the plasma. The insulin (whatever that
> amount MIGHT be) will be mainly in the plasma.
>
> Barbara A. Bradley, MS, RN, CDE
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