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Blood Transfusions

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I don't know how this idea came into my head, but it did occur to me that if one were to have a blood transfusion from an undiagnosed celiac donor, is it possible that a leaky gut could allow the gluten molecules to cross the intestinal barrier and get into the blood stream, and thereby "gluten" you? Just wondering. Seems to me if you need a blood transfusion the last thing you would need is to be glutened. Is there a difference between whole blood and blood plasma? For the medical experts out there.


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Generally blood transfusions are given to save a life. If my life needs to be saved, I will take the blood that is available (celiac or no). A glutening would be bad......but not compared to the alternative. ;)


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

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