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After Receiving A Blood Transfusion Is Developing A Feverwhat Do You Do
Watch: Could be either a reaction, an inflammatory response of your body or else just watch if low graded & transient is ok. If persist get your doctor. ...Read more
Stop transfusion: The first and the most important step in any suspected transfusion reaction is to stop the transfusion. If all you have is a slight fever and chills, it is likely a mild but not uncommon type of reaction that can be prevented with pre-medication. However, the hospital will check the unit of blood in the blood bank to ensure your safety first. At our hospital we do not retransfuse this unit. ...Read more
Typical Reaction: Just like dr. Machtinger stated, blood mismatches can cause itch and rash. But the simple infusion of a "foreign" blood product can stimulate your mast cells to release histamine causing the itch and rash. Unless something more serious happens, maybe they could slow down the infusion rate and/or pre-treat you with an antihistamine to prevent this reaction in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why was my friend told they could not donate blood because of receiving syphilis in a blood transfusion?
Re-ask your friend..: Syphilis will get you deferred as a donor until well after treatment, but is not a significant risk factor from receiving blood products--so likely it was some other (viral) disease if via transfusion, -or- (more likely) it was contracted somewhere else and blame-shifted to transfusion. Us blood system is extremely safe, in part due to extensive testing for diseases / other abnormalities. ...Read more
Can a patient receiving multiple blood and plasma transfusions test positive for THC if the blood donor had recently used marijauna?
If that is: The therapy chosen by the specific treating physician for that specific patient at that specific time. Your question is too generic and not appropriate for the general population at large. ...Read more
RhoGam: It blocks the person who receives the transfusion (carries the unborn child, etc) from becoming sensitized and making their own antibodies. It usually works. ...Read more
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