Does heroin destroy the white blood cells or damage bone marrow?

Answer On One Hand: Heroin is DamagingHeroin (diacetylmorphine) is a semi-synthetic opioid used medically as a pain killer and as a recreational drug to induce euphoria. Habitual heroin users face an arra... Read More »

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Can prednisone destroy white blood cells?

On One Hand: Prednisone Destroys White Blood CellsPrednisone is a corticosteroid--a synthetic hormone that mimics the function of natural cortisol, which maintains the body's salt/water balance, re... Read More »

Does blood type matter when donating white blood cells?

On One Hand: Standard GuidelinesDonated white blood cell products may contain small amounts of red blood cells. According to FDA guidelines, if a blood product contains more than 2 mL (milliliters)... Read More »

What is another name for white blood cells?

White blood cells, also known as leukocytes, fall into five categories: neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils and basophils. Neutrophils comprise 40 to 75 percent of all white blood cell... Read More »

What happens when white&red blood cells are low?

The quality of red and white blood cells matters, but quantity does too. Depending on their sheer numbers, the blood cells coursing through your body can determine how well you feel---and how well ... Read More »