Heavy metals, for example lead, mercury, and arsenic serve no function in the human body. If they accumulate in large enough amounts, they cause poisoning. Other metals which are essential to human function can become toxic if they accumulate in large amounts; examples include iron and copper. Effects differ according to the metal involved, whether it is introduced into the body by ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact, and the age of the victim.
Blood transfusions are generally considered safe, but there is some risk of complications. Mild complications and rarely severe ones can occur during the transfusion or several days or more after. Although rare, bood banks screen donors and test donated blood to reduce the risk of transfusion-related infections, such as HIV or hepatitis B or C .
A lot of practitioners need to know more about heavy metal or mineral intoxication in tissues before blood transfusion to their patients to avoid a lot of serious problems specially when dealing with pregnant women, immune-compromised, post-surgery or neonates.
OLIGOLAB a new innovative metabolic software is now available to determine whether a patient may donate blood to others based on his tissue levels of a lot of stored toxins that may affect their health, providing at the same time and in seconds a clinical report based on molecular cellular readings -tissue spectroscopy- using minerals and trace elements as tissue biomarkers (www.oligolab.org/blood bank).