What happens if you give Type B blood to a Type A cat?
Mild to moderate reaction. RBC's are lysed. End result is a lower PCV than what you started with. This is bad, but usually not fatal.
What happens if you give type A blood to a type B cat?
Severe anaphylactic reaction. Dead cat.
What degree of blood loss can usually be tolerated and how much usually requires a transfusion?
10-15% total blood volume can usually be tolerated and 20% usually requires transfusion
Recommended dose for
PRBC and FFP = 10-15ml/kg
Whole blood = 20-25ml/kg
Standard blood volume dog and cat
Equation to determine volume of blood to administer
BV x (tgt PCV - patient PCV)/PCV for donor product
2 important facts about whole blood storage
Equation if giving whole blood for thrombocytopenic patient
(Patient BV x Patient platelet count)+(