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can a blood transfusion give you new allergies

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Very Unlikely, but..: ...Not impossible. First, there is the possibility of a reaction to the transfused blood itself, in spite of type and crossmatch; second, a very small ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No : A simple blood transfusion should not lead to new allergies. Interestingly, it is possible for those who undergo a bone marrow transplant to develop n ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Disease prevention: Some times, though rarely, infections may be transmitted through transfusion. Blood banks defer people who may have been exposed to infections for a ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possible, but why?: It is not commonly done to put fluids into an arterial line, that usually is used for pressure monitoring and to obtain blood for testing. Could be do ... Read More
Dr. Donald Thomas
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bad idea.: It can be done but it is not a good idea. The risk albeit small is primarily embolism down the leg. Blood should be given via an intravenous approac ... Read More
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Could be done: Transfusions through an artery can be done, but this is not preferred and can be associated with ischaemic changes in the vessel distally. Prefer ven ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
In general, no.: There may be rare instances, particularly with patient who has had multiple transfusions previously, who needs to be premedicated before a transfusion ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: Chances are that your blood was already used. For you to get your own blood back as a transfusion, you probably would have had to stipulate a direct d ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Try to get seen: The cause of her anemia needs to be found, even in the face of our dysfunctional health care system. A free clinic or medical school can look for the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possible, but why?: It is not commonly done to put fluids into an arterial line, that usually is used for pressure monitoring and to obtain blood for testing. Could be do ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Needs evaluation: Why did you need a transfusion? That information, the fact that you had a transfusion, and the yellowing of your eyes suggest possible liver dysfunc ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Surely: If a stroke patient has active bleeding or possesses a blood dyscrasia, transfusions might be indicated, and there is really no contra-indication. In ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Will
Specializes in Cardiology
Yes: There is no contraindication.

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