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First Child With Aids Through Blood Transfusion
What country was the first to test blood used for blood transfusions for aids at the beginning of the epidemic?
U.K.: The united kingdom began testing the blood supply in october, 1985. ...Read more
Untested blood: Nearly all of the people who developed aids from blood transfusions contracted them from blood that was not tested for HIV prior to 1985. Today all blood that is donated for blood transfusion is tested for HIV so there is very little risk of developing HIV from a blood transfusion. Cdc estimates risk to be approx 1 in 1.5 million. If you receive HIV + blood, 95% likely you will contract it. ...Read more
59 Deaths in 2013: Transfusion is safer today than ever, but as any other intervention in medicine has risks associated with it. The infectious disease most commonly associated with transfusion is bacterial contamination in platelet components about 1 in 12, 000 transfusions. To put it in perspective HIV and HCV is about 1 in 2 million. ...Read more
I don't know but: The vast majority of countries do test these days. The easy answer is, the poorer the country, the less the blood supply is trust worthy. Here is some info on the countries at risk: http://www.Pepfar.Gov/progress/76858.Htm. ...Read more
Sir my child hemoglobin is less than 10 , and his age is 20 days so, what you suggest about blood transfusion?
No: This is in the normal range for this age. Questions to ponder are: is the child's skin yellow? Is the child feeding well and otherwise appear healthy? Some will have a minor form of blood group mismatch with their moms blood resulting in decrease of the hemoglobin levels for some weeks after birth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Please explain if it is true once a person especially a child that had blood transfusion, meaning someone else's blood, change their behaviors?
If my child had a blood transfusion as a child and the blood might have had sickle cell disease, could he get the disease?
My child tested neg. for alpha thalassemia during her newborn screening but pos. mths after a blood transfusion? Was the donor's blood still present?
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