A 42-year-old member asked:
can you get a staph infection from a blood transfusion?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Liawaty Ho answered
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Infection and blood: Yes, there is risk for bacterial infection associated with blood product transfusion- especially with platelet transfusion as it is stored in a room temperature. However your risk to have staph infection coming from your own skin or upper respiratory tract is way way way more common than from blood product transfusion- which is almost always.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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