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Anyone had their blood type change after XLIF surgery?

Discussion in 'NuVasive' started by anonymous, Jun 17, 2016 at 6:33 AM.

  1. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Had XLIF surgery 2008, L4-L5. Got a post surgery spine infection that dang near killed me.

    8 years later I had to get a blood type test for court (paternity-exclude me as father). My blood type changed from A-, to now A+.

    Only event I could think of to get exposed to RH positive blood was my XLIF surgery.

    I think.....maybe it was because the XLIF surgical tools couldn't be disassembled to be sterilized??



    Unless during surgery they had to give me a blood transfusion and gave me the wrong kind??

    Anybody else become RH positive from the XLIF surgery??
  2. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    If they needed to give you a transfusion during an xlif they were doing something very wrong. Usually almost zero blood loss in any xlif/DLIF surgery.
    Regarding the instruments, even if there were residual bio burden in/on the instruments, processing and steam sterilization would destroy the viability of any blood cells. Maybe not terminally sterile but certainly not viable blood cells there.
  3. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    You are an idiot!
  4. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    Your blood type does not change! You are a complete idiot!
  5. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    It wasn't the XLIF procedure that did it, per se, but the use of stem-cell including bone graft Osteocel by the surgeon.

    Stem Cell/Bone Marrow Transplant | National CML Society
    www.nationalcmlsociety.org › faq › stem...

    Does my blood type change after SCT or BMT?

    Yes. The recipients blood type eventually changes to the donor type. That means if you had a blood type of A+ prior to transplant and your donor had a blood type of O, eventually your blood type would become O. I may take several weeks, possibly months for your original blood type to disappear, but eventually it will.
  6. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    You didn't read that site very well did you?

    That FAQ describes a procedure where the patient's marrow is killed off and replaced to combat leukemia. Since bone marrow is what produces blood in this case the type can change. In an XLIF, Osteocel is used to promote bone growth across the intradiscal space causing the fusion. Nobody's replacing bone marrow.
  7. anonymous

    anonymous Guest

    There was an Osteocel recall in 2009. Donor had Hepatitis B. Seems the harvested cells from the donor to make Osteocel can indeed pass things on to you.