Tag: Blood

How does glucose normally pass from the intestinal lumen into the blood? 30 %

Introduction Sugar is absorbed in the form of monosaccharides by specific brush border membrane carriers which are in close functional proximity to the brush border digestive hydrolases. The collective brush borders of the epithelial sheet on the intestine form a barrier in which sugars have to pass therefore separating digestive function of the lumen from …

Study of Hematology and Blood

INTRODUCTION Blood is a red syrupy fluid that is thicker than water. It carries out the important functions of transporting oxygen and getting rid of carbon-dioxide and other waste products as well as transporting nutrients to our cells. And it also plays a crucial function in immune system and in maintaining a relatively constant body …

Consider, with reference to case law, the effectiveness of the CPA 1987, which gave effect to the Product Liability Directive, as against the three objectives identified by Burton J in A v National Blood Authority.

Abstract The Consumer Protection Act 1987 was enacted in order to provide consumers with sufficient protection in relation to defective products. This is achieved by the strict liability the Act imposes upon producers of defective product since there is no need for negligence to be established. Regardless of this, Hence, many obstacles still need to …

Ethical dilemma of a patient’s refusal of blood transfusion

Introduction In the analysis of this ethical dilemma we assess a case of a 20-year-old, pregnant, black Hispanic female presented to the Emergency Department (ED) in critical condition following a car accident. She displayed signs and symptoms of internal bleeding and was advised to have a blood transfusion and emergency surgery in an attempt to …

The Crystal Shard 22. By Blood or by Deed

The heat of a small fire brought Wulfgar back to consciousness. He came to his senses groggily and, at first, could not comprehend his surroundings as he wriggled out of a blanket that he did not remember bringing. Then he recognized Icingdeath, lying dead just a few yards away, the huge icicle rooted firmly in …

Blood Promise Chapter Thirty

Alberta was waiting for me in the front office of the guardians’ administrative building. Alberta’s role as captain here was remarkable considering the lower numbers of women in our ranks. She was in her fifties and one of the toughest women I’d met. Her sandy hair was showing some gray, and years of working outdoors …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty-Nine

The flight was more like thirty hours. Getting from the middle of Siberia to the middle of Montana wasn’t easy. I flew from Novosibirsk to Moscow to Amsterdam to Seattle to Missoula. Four different flights. Five different airports. A lot of running around. It was exhausting, yet when I handed over my passport to get …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty-Eight

Lissa didn’t have to say anything to express her shock. The feelings of utter astonishment pouring into me said more than any words could have. I, however, had one important word for her: Duck! I think it was her surprise that made her respond so quickly. She dropped to the floor. The movement was clumsy, …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty-Seven

I didn’t recognize the guy Sydney sent to meet us when we reached Novosibirsk, but he had the same golden tattoo that she did. He was sandy-haired and in his thirties-and human, of course. He looked competent and trustworthy, and as I leaned against the car, he laughed and spoke to the elderly couple like …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty-Six

I think the profanities that came out of my mouth when I hit the ground would have been understandable in any language. It hurt. The bush was not particularly sharp or pointy, but it wasn’t soft by any stretch of the imagination. It broke my fall somewhat, though it didn’t save my ankle from twisting …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty-Five

His eyes widened in shock, lips parting. Even though I knew this wasn’t a silver stake, it might as well have been. To run it through his heart, I had had to act as decisively as I would have if delivering a killing blow. I’d had to finally accept my Dimitri’s death. This one was …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty-Four

Avery was a spirit user. “Oh shit.” I sat back down on the bed, my mind reeling. I’d never seen it coming. Hell, no one had. Avery had made a good show of being an air user. Each Moroi had a very low level of control in each element. She’d just barely done enough with …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty-Three

Unfortunately, I couldn’t remember where I’d felt it before. Considering everything else that had been happening to me, the fact that I’d even recalled it at all was remarkable. My memories were a little scattered, but I did my best to sift through them, wondering where I had experienced that tickling in my brain. I …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty-Two

I didn’t cry very often. And I hated it when I did. The last time I’d done it around Dimitri, his arms had immediately encircled me. This time, all I got was a look of coldness and anger. “This is your fault!” he yelled, fists clenched. I cringed backward, eyes wide. “But he… he attacked …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty-One

Dimitri didn’t elaborate. I was too startled by his words and the rest of the night’s events to even know how to begin to address them. He took me back inside, past the Strigoi on guard duty, and upstairs to my suite. Nathan was no longer outside. For a few brief moments, that nagging voice …

Blood Promise Chapter Twenty

The days after that were like a dream. In fact, I honestly can’t say how many days even passed. Maybe it was one. Maybe it was a hundred. I lost track of day and night too. My time was divided into Dimitri or not-Dimitri. He was my world. When he wasn’t there, the moments were …

Blood Promise Chapter Nineteen

For someone who had preached to Denis about impulse control, I wasn’t setting a very good example. Once left alone in the suite, I continued trying everything possible to get out-emphasis on the “try” part. Nathan had acted like keeping a prisoner was a rare thing, but from what I could tell, this place had …

Blood Promise Chapter Eighteen

Unsurprisingly, I woke up with a headache. For a few addled seconds, I had no idea what had happened or where I was. As drowsiness wore off, the events on the street came slamming back to me. I sat upright, all of my defenses kicking into action, despite the slight wooziness in my head. Time …

Blood Promise Chapter Seventeen

Convincing them to release a Strigoi-particularly when we had him trapped-wasn’t easy. My questioning hadn’t made sense to them either, but they’d gone along with it. Letting a Strigoi go? That was really crazy-even for the unpromised. They exchanged uneasy glances with one another, and I wondered if they’d disobey. In the end, my harshness …

Blood Promise Chapter Sixteen

Denis and his two unpromised friends, Artur and Lev, were ecstatic that I was going to be part of their posse. But if they expected me to share their crazy enthusiasm for reckless Strigoi hunting, they were about to be sorely disappointed. In fact, it didn’t take long after I joined them before they realized …

Blood Promise Chapter Fifteen

Abe glanced over at one of his guardians and gave a swift nod. The man instantly walked away. “It’s done,” Abe said. “Just like that?” I asked in disbelief. His lips quirked into a smile. “Rolan knows who I am. He knows who works for me. Once Pavel makes my… ah, wishes known, that will …

Blood Promise Chapter Fourteen

The encounter with Denis left me even more confused than before. It was a shocking illustration of Mark’s warning, an omen of what I too might become if I wasn’t careful. I wasn’t really the same as Denis, was I? I wasn’t aimlessly seeking danger. I was seeking danger… well, for a reason. I had …

Blood Promise Chapter Thirteen

The next day was Easter. Everyone was up and around, getting ready to go to church. The whole house smelled delicious, filled with the scents of Olena’s baking. My stomach rumbled, and I wondered if I could wait until this afternoon for the huge dinner she’d prepared. Even though I wasn’t always sure about God, …

Blood Promise Chapter Twelve

Being with Lissa left me with more questions than answers, and so without a course of action, I simply continued to stay with the Belikovs for the next few days. I fell into their normal routine, again surprised by how easy it was. I tried hard to make myself useful, doing any chores they’d let …

Blood Promise Chapter Eleven

I stared at Mark for several long seconds. Finally, stupidly, I asked, “Did you say… heal?” Mark stared at me in equal surprise. “Yes, of course. She can heal other things, right? Why not this?” “Because…” I frowned. “That doesn’t make any sense. The darkness… all the bad side effects… those come from Lissa. If …

Blood Promise Chapter Ten

Everyone had hit it off so well at lunch with Avery that the group had gotten together again that evening and had kind of a wild time. Lissa was thinking about that as she sat in her first-period English class the next morning. They’d stayed up late last night, sneaking out past curfew. The memory …

Blood Promise Chapter Nine

“I thought you were a dream,” I said. They all remained standing, the dhampirs fanning out around the Moroi in a sort of protective formation. Abe’s was the strange face I’d seen while I’d been going in and out of consciousness after the fight by the barn. He was older than me, close to Olena’s …

Blood Promise Chapter Eight

The reactions were mixed among Dimitri’s family members. Some cried. Some were stunned. And some-mainly Yeva and Viktoria-simply took it in and kept their emotions from their faces, just as Dimitri would have done. That upset me almost as much as the tears; it reminded me too much of him. Out of all of them, …

Blood Promise Chapter Seven

It was like Christmas morning. I wasn’t usually big on God or fate, but now I was seriously reconsidering. After I’d passed out, Sydney had apparently made some frantic calls, and someone she knew in Baia had driven to us-risking the darkness-to rescue us and take us back where I could be treated. That was …

Blood Promise Chapter Six

I bolted upright, every part of me awake and alert. There were no city lights to shine through the window, and it took me several seconds to make out anything in the darkened room. Sydney was curled up in her own bed, her face unusually at peace as she slept. Where was the Strigoi? Definitely …