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Before your testYour doctor will call and schedule your transfusion for you.
When you arriveWhen you arrive, please report to the Patient Registration area. At Patient Registration, you will be asked for information that is required for our records and for billing purposes.
You will be asked to wear an armband. This armband will have your name, medical record number, birth date and other hospital information. You must have this armband on in order to have your blood transfusion.Why do I need a blood transfusion?
How is transfusion done?
Will the transfusion hurt?When the needle is inserted, some people feel moderate pain, while others feel only a prick or stinging sensation. After the transfusion, there may be some throbbing.
Before the transfusionThere are no restrictions on food, liquid or medications prior to this procedure.
How long will it take for the transfusion?It will take approximately four to five hours for your transfusion - about an hour for the lab to test your blood and select a matching unit for transfusion, and then up to four (4) hours for the blood to be transfused, depending on the orders from your physician.
What will the laboratory ask me to do?You will be asked to lie flat on your back on the bed and relax. You should notify your caregiver if you experience a rash, nausea, sudden chills and/or fever, headache, or anxiety during the transfusion. The nurse will check your temperature and pulse when the transfusion has completed. Once you have been cleared by the nurse, you may go home.
Many lab results are available in our online patient portal.
Apex Healthplex120 Healthplex WayApex, NC 27502919-350-43297:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-FriNo Weekend Hours
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Brier Creek Healthplex8001 T.W. Alexander RoadRaleigh, NC 27617919-350-96357:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-FriNo Weekend Hours
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Cary Hospital1900 Kildaire Farm RoadCary, NC 27518919-350-23706 am to 6 pm, Mon-Fri*Limited weekend hours: 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday; also open on holidays
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Garner Healthplex400 US Hwy 70 EGarner, NC 27529919-350-42307:30 am to 5:30 pm, Mon-FriNo Weekend Hours
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North Family Health & Women's Hospital10000 Falls of Neuse RoadRaleigh, NC 27614919-350-13508 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-FriNo Weekend Hours
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Raleigh Medical Park 23 Sunnybrook RoadRaleigh, NC 27610919-350-82387 am to 5 pm, Mon-FriNo Weekend Hours
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Note: Outpatient lab services are no longer offered on Raleigh Campus.
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