- I don't think the hospitals keep coconut water for transfusions. As
was posted, this was used during WW11 on injured
In email@example.com, "Debra"
> JR, I found it funny that my children learned this in school, andsay,
> myself having secular education, never heard of it. Needless to
> I felt like a dummy,lol!....Debrawould
> In firstname.lastname@example.org, mrjbr@j... wrote:
> > I asked around about the coconut water transfusions. I asked two
> RNs an
> > MD and a Dr of Anatomy. All said they were not familiar with it
> and were
> > not aware of any negative side effects of IV coconut water.
> They'll check
> > on that. However they said what I suspected. That assuming it
> would not
> > cause a bad reaction, it would act as a volume expander (as
> > or the traditional VE's) and would only be good as an emergent
> > and only for a pint's loss or so. As with any expander, it would
> > perform the functions that blood would (IE: oxygenating the body
> > fighting infection). If one loses 1/3 to 1/2 of their bloodone
> volume, blood
> > is the only thing that will replace it sufficiently to sustain
> > functions. Volume (to prevent cardiac system collapse) is only
> > of the reason to give blood/fluids. The other is that the body
> > replace so much of its blood supply in the time needed to
> replenish the
> > full amount needed to sustain function. Only blood (one's own or
> > people's) can do that.
> > JR
> > DISCLAIMER: I am just relaying medical facts. If a person lost
> > blood volume & chose to die instead of take human blood that is
> > choice & I have no problem with that. Except that it seems
> > the medical system could allow what is basically suicide by blood
> > refusal, yet deny a suffering terminal patient the right to die.
- --- In email@example.com, "Debra"
> I don't think the hospitals keep coconut water for transfusions. Asalternative to blood. I don't think it is.
> was posted, this was used during WW11 on injured
> I just didn't want anyone to think it was a completely viable