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can you get herpes from a blood transfusion

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: This has never been reported. Both species of herpes are quite common, but don't seem to get into units of blood, or if they do, the antibodies that p ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Other sources: 80-90% of all adults are positive for the antibodies against herpes simplex 1, meaning they have had an active infection sometime in the past. Given t ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
CGD?: If you mean the genetic disease family "chronic granulomatous disease", no.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
There is some risk.: Blood transfusions have their dangers and risks like anything else. There is a risk of an antibody reaction with an antibody like anti-kidd that was ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Relatively: If you really need blood, worth the risk. The greatest danger is lung damage, which is thankfully only a real problem in 1 person out of about 5000; m ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What for?: Getting a blood transfusion is a serious issue and not a do it yourself matter. If you are in the US why do you want to get a transfusion in Thailand? ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
No: There may be extremly rare exceptions but a variety of reasons prevent this from happening including the careful screening of blood, the difference in ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Ruma
45 years experience Pathology
Unfortunately yes: Toxoplasmosis can be transmitted through blood transfusion. Because this illness is rare, there are not many cases.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Respiratory viruses are not transmitted through blood transfusion.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Pancytopenia means a deficiency in all three major types of blood cells - white, red, and platelets. A blood transfusion would help 1 or more of thos ... Read More

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