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What is a blood transfusion reaction?

What is a blood transfusion reaction?

Many things: The person receiving blood may react to the blood or the tranfusion process. This may be as simple as fever or rash, or may involve antibodies reacting to proteins in the blood being transfused. ...Read more

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusion Reaction (Definition)

There are many types of transfusion reactions - one caused by ABO incompatibility, which we don't see often because everyone checks for that, and another, more general one, caused by cytokines secreted by the body in response ...Read more


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Why would an rh-negative person not have a transfusion reaction on the first exposure?

No antibodies: On first exposure, the body doesn't know what that is. An rh- recipient will then develop antibodies so the next time they are exposed to rh+ blood, the antibodies are present and memory cells can make antibodies quickly against the "foreign" blood leading to a transfusion reaction. ...Read more

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What makes it okay for plasma be administered to patients without concern about a transfusion reaction?

What makes it okay for plasma be administered to patients without concern about a transfusion reaction?

No ABO mismatches: Fresh frozen plasma - usually used to replace clotting factors - is depleted of cells so there are no red blood cells or leukocytes expressing ABO blood groups - a mismatch of which causes the most serious transfusion reactions - people can still have minor reactions ie fevers, fluid overload, cytokine mediated inflammatory lung damage etc but FFP is usually very well tolerated. ...Read more

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What is a transfusion reaction?

What is a transfusion reaction?

Immunologic or not: Causes for transfusion reactions may be immune related or not, also they can be acute (less than 24 hours) or delayed. These are some: hemolytic;
febrile, non-hemolytic;
bacterial contamination (septic shock);
anaphylaxis;
transfusion-related acute lung injury (trali);
transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco); graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd); iron overload; infections. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transfusion reaction?

What is the definition or description of: transfusion reaction?

Many: There are many types of transfusion reactions - one caused by ABO incompatibility, which we don't see often because everyone checks for that, and another, more general one, caused by cytokines secreted by the body in response to the foreign matter. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why can plasma be administered to anyone without concern about a transfusion reaction?

I'm wondering why can plasma be administered to anyone without concern about a transfusion reaction?

See below: There are transfusion reactions related to plasma blood products including the most common cause of transfusion related fatalities in USA and Canada called TRALI (transfusion related acute lung injury), other reactions include anaphylaxis, TACO (circulatory overload) Plasma may contain antibodies (anti-A and B, anti-HLA, anti-HNA) proteins (IgA). See FDA website with more info: http://goo. Gl/He8eQ7 ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a transfusion reaction?

Stop transfusion...: If a transfusion reaction occurs, the transfusion is stopped immediately and the transfusion blood and the patient's blood are tested to try to determine the cause. The patient's symptoms are then treated and the reaction usually resolves rather quickly, over several hours. ...Read more

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If a fever is your transfusion reaction, what do you do?

Let someone know: If the only adverse reaction is a fever then the reaction is unlikely to be dangerous/significant - patients recieving transfusions are sometimes pre-treated with tylenol (acetaminophen) and Benadryl to prevent these minor reactions from being too symptomatic. However, a high fever should be noted by the provider giving the blood transfusion and they may send the unit back to the blood bank for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the significance of transfusion reaction to nursing care?

Please help! What is the significance of transfusion reaction to nursing care?

Stop Transfusion: If a transfusion reaction is suspected, first stop the transfusion, open a normal saline line, support patient, call physician and report to blood bank for clerical check and compatibility confirmation. A post-transfusion blood sample along with the partially transfused unit should be sent to the blood bank for inspection. Follow you facility's policy and forms to report these events. ...Read more

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Why is one of the blood transfusion reaction symptoms back and chest pain?

Why is one of the blood transfusion reaction symptoms back and chest pain?

Those are symptoms: There can be a myriad of reactions to blood transfusions, from a simple fever to a condition called acute lung injury, which can be fatal. There can also be allergic reactions or, if the blood is mismatched, a devastating rejection reaction. Chest and back pain may be symptoms of those more severe reactions, like acute lung injury. If this happens during a blood transfusion, let the docs know. ...Read more

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During a blood transfusion if you get a fever and no other problem is this a dangerous transfusion reaction?

Maybe: If there are no other symptoms it may be a reaction to something else. However, your physicians can easily investigate the presence/absence of a reaction, and the transfusion should be stopped at the first sign of one. ...Read more

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Which conditions can affect a newborn child via a transfusion reaction during a natural birth?

Which conditions can affect a newborn child via a transfusion reaction during a natural birth?

Depends: Transfusion reactions are rare but if they occur they usually don't affect the infant if the infant is born soon after the occurrance. The mother has antibodies that have already crossed the placenta long before that. The Obstetrician can advise you on any further risks. If I were taking care of the infant after this occurred-I would not perform any special tests and follow the infant clinically ...Read more

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Constant eyes discharge, night sweats, skin eruptions. Oxinium hip replacement 2 years, with blood transfusion. Is it reaction to oxinium?

Constant eyes discharge, night sweats, skin eruptions. Oxinium hip replacement 2 years, with blood transfusion. Is it reaction to oxinium?

Metallosis: Symptoms of metallosis may include pain at the site of the implant, pseudotumors, and a rash that often means necrosis.The damaged and inflamed tissue can also help loosen the implant. Metallosis can cause dislocation of non-cemented implants. Not aware of ocular toxicity but if you want to learn more there are several law firms engaged in litigation against the makers of these implants. ...Read more

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What are some possible transfusion reactions?

What are some possible transfusion reactions?

Fever, itching, TACO: Acute reactions include:
hemolytic;febrile, non-hemolytic;bacterial contamination;allergic / anaphylaxis; ransfusion-related acute lung injury (trali)
transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco)

chronic reactions include:
hemolytic; transfusion associated graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd);platelet refractoriness;post transfusion purpura;infectious disease;iron overload. ...Read more

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Can blood transfusion cause severe immunological reactions?

Transfusion reaction: ...is generally a reaction of your immune against the cells or proteins in the transfuse unit. For example if someone received an incompatible unit of RBC they could have a severe reaction. Minor reactions are more likely, like fever, chills or hives. There is little reason to believe that other chronic immune conditions, like Crohn's or asthma, are related to prior transfusions. ...Read more

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I read once about a man saying he lost so much blood as a result of stress and ended inER for blood transfusion to stay alive. How is this possible?

I read once about a man saying he lost so much blood as a result of stress and ended inER for blood transfusion to stay alive. How is this possible?

Did not happen: Not the whole story. Just stress doesn't cause bleeding. If he had a hemorrhagic gastritis or a bleeding ulcer, which can be exacerbated by anxiety or a difficult life situation, then that is why he bled. Stress is actually your friend when it leads you to learn new skills or achieve at higher levels. If you experience "bad stress" from an abusive situation, get out. ...Read more

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What causes and what are symptoms of transfusion reactions?

What causes and what are symptoms of transfusion reactions?

Immunologic or not: Causes for transfusion reactions may be immune related or not, also they can be acute (less than 24 hours) or delayed. These are some: hemolytic;
febrile, non-hemolytic;
bacterial contamination (septic shock);
anaphylaxis;
transfusion-related acute lung injury (trali);
transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco); graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd); iron overload; infections. ...Read more

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Can you explain to me the blood transfusion allergic reactions?

Can you explain to me the blood transfusion allergic reactions?

Immunologic: Causes for transfusion allergic reactions are immune related and depending on the severity can be mild (hives, urticaria, rash) to severe anaphylaxis and shock (hypotension, respiratory obstruction)
These can be from allergens present in the transfused unit or substances like cytokines in the blood product that may activate the recipient's immunologic system. ...Read more

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In what way can we check blood transfusion reactions during blood transfusion?

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In what way can we check blood transfusion reactions during blood transfusion?

Evaluation: Combination of clinical examination (listen to complaints, examining the patients etc), blood works, and imaging study (like cxr) are used to check transfusion reaction. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine transfusion reactions, ABO compatibility, Rh incompatibility?

Huge subject: Whole textbooks deal with this subject. It's so large I wouldn't even be able to refer you to a reliable website. You may want to start with the AABB American Association of Blood Banks. Blood for transfusion should only be given when it is truly, really required -- and when it does, it's a huge life-saver. ...Read more

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Is 8 weeks of iron infusions enough? Ater this time hemoglobin decreased to 7.6. As a result, I had a blood transfusion.

Is 8 weeks of iron infusions enough? Ater this time hemoglobin decreased to 7.6. As a result, I had a blood transfusion.

Something's wrong: If iron infusions over eight weeks didn't fix your anemia, it's either not due to iron deficiency or you still have serious blood loss. I also see that somebody is giving you vitamin B12 for whatever reason. Please forgive my frankness. If there is not a misunderstanding, please get with a hematologist. ...Read more

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See results for some blood test that I had last week. Would you suggest an iron transfusion or to take iron tablets orally? Test Result Reference S-IRON 1.3 umol/L S-TRANSFERRIN 48.2 umol/L S-% SATURATION 1.3 % L S-FERRITIN 2 ng/mL HAEMOGLOBIN 8

See results for some blood test that I had last week. Would you suggest an iron transfusion or to take iron tablets orally? Test Result Reference S-IRON 1.3 umol/L S-TRANSFERRIN 48.2 umol/L S-% SATURATION 1.3 % L S-FERRITIN 2 ng/mL HAEMOGLOBIN 8

Find cause: You are iron deficient, but why? The explanation may be anything from misguided vegetarianism to heavy periods to a bleeding stomach ulcer to hookworm to cancer. We don't treat lab tests, we treat people. Your own preferences will govern how the iron is replaced based on what you tolerate best. ...Read more

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What is name of the illness where person needs to have blood transfusion? And they only eat little food and look slim and can't gain weight?

What is name of the illness where person needs to have blood transfusion? And they only eat little food and look slim and can't gain weight?

? Puzzle? Medi-check: Your Puzzle can not be guessed by any doctor. Doctors give blood transfusion when a person is Anemic (low blood amount). This can be caused by blood loss, increased blood destruction inside the body or lack of blood formation in the bone marrow. The list of causes is very long. So I would recommend a medical examination following a detailed history and blood tests to find the condition of the blood ...Read more

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I m 28 year thal major female. I need regular transfusion 2 pckd cells every 10-15 days. Need to ask y I can't strech transfusion upto 3 weeks now.?

I m 28 year thal major female. I need regular transfusion 2 pckd cells every 10-15 days. Need to ask y I can't strech transfusion upto 3 weeks now.?

Time between...: ..Transfusions depends in part on how fast you break down donor cells. The transfusions are done for two reasons: 1. To keep you from becoming severely anemic; 2. To keep your bone marrow from overproducing abnormal cells, possibly damaging bones in process. ...Read more

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Why can't a person who has had a blood transfusion give blood for a year?

Why can't a person who has had a blood transfusion give blood for a year?

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 year before being eligible to donate. The deferal includes getting tatoo. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't an rh- woman who hasn't had children get an rh+ blood transfusion?

Why shouldn't an rh- woman who hasn't had children get an rh+ blood transfusion?

Sensitized: She'll make antibodies against D (the main Rh antigen) and these will cross the placenta and damage Junior if he/she is Rh positive. Generally, we don't give Rh-pos blood to Rh-neg people because they tend to destroy the transfused cells anyway, and who needs that? ...Read more

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My baby might need a blood transfusion but i’m a jehovah’s witness. I don’t know what to do.?

My baby might need a blood transfusion but i’m a jehovah’s witness. I don’t know what to do.?

Call the JW: In our hospital we have a good relationship with jehovah's witnesses. They have specially trained people that will advise you about blood transfusion and the ways that you can sometimes get around having to have a blood transfusion. These specialists will work with your doctor or hospital so that you and they are informed. I would rely on your specialists in your faith. ...Read more

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What to do if I have found many concerning blood, but can't find the word ' transfusion ' how can you explain that?

What to do if I have found many concerning blood, but can't find the word ' transfusion ' how can you explain that?

Error?: I just tried and found a lot. Perhaps was misspelled or included other marks ('? "/-) or letters? Try again. If don't succeed, can always ask your question as a new question. ...Read more

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My birthmother has IG transfusions for cvid & hypogammaglobinanemia. What tests do I need to have to rule out I don't have this condition?

Don't worry: If you don't suffer from frequent sinus or lung infections, don't lose sleep over it. Although many cases of immunodeficiency in early childhood are hereditary, this does not appear to be true in adult-onset cases. What if the lab tests show low levels but you are not suffering from infections? The treatment would be the same-nothing. ...Read more

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IGG. Transfusion for m-GUS disease?

No.: MGUS is not a disease per se. It is an abnormal antibody in blood by definition not caused by serious diseases like myeloma or lymphoma and therefore is not treated. It's importance is that MGUS has an annual cancer risk of 0.1 - 1%. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a blood transfusion?

What are the benefits of a blood transfusion?

Treat anemia: People with significant anemia (low red blood cell count) have a reduced ability to deliver oxygen to the brain and other organs of the body. Correcting anemia with a blood transfusion can improve the symptoms of anemia such as fatigue and dizziness, and in more serious cases can be life-saving. ...Read more

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Are blood transfusions safe?

Are blood transfusions safe?

Almost risk free: Alexis, I would have to say that blood transfusions are safe but not entirely risk free. Those that donate blood are given a rigorous questionaire, and physically examined. Then the blood removed is tested for all types of infectious disease agents including hepatitis and hiv. The unit is then processed, stored under strict federal guidelines, and tested again before you receive the unit. ...Read more

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How safe are blood transfusions?

How safe are blood transfusions?

Relatively: The greatest danger is lung damage, which is thankfully only a real problem in 1 person out of about 5000; the vast majority of folks recover. Hives and fever are nuisances but fairly comon. Blood is screened for the deadly infections including hepatitis b and c, HIV 1 and 2, and several other viruses using 21st century technology and the risk -- monitored carefully -- is extremely low. ...Read more

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What is intrauterine transfusion?

What is intrauterine transfusion?

An extreme measure.: Undertaken only for cases of severely preterm fetal anemia, intrauterine transfusion can help carry the affected fetuses to potential viability. Each procedure carries a risk of >5% of fetal loss and should only be performed at specialized centers that perform such delicate tasks on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Who cannot get blood transfusions?

Who cannot get blood transfusions?

Blood transfusions: Jehovah's Witnesses are one group that issues with accepting blood products. ...Read more

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When are blood transfusions needed?

Acute or chronic?: Blood transfusions are needed for various reasons, including anemia, acute blood loss from injury, internal bleeding, rectal bleeding, blood in your urine, etc. It depends on how low the blood count (hemoglobin) is and how quickly the hemoglobin has dropped. There is professional debate on the exact number (of hemoglobin) for when to transfuse blood. ...Read more

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How painful are blood transfusions?

Not painful: The actual transfusion of blood is painless. Having an IV placed, and of course the condition that requires you to need blood can be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Do I need a blood transfusion after bcir?

It depeds: You may need transfusion if your blood level low to, you may not if you blood level is adequate? ...Read more

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Can blood transfusions make you more mean?

Not likely.: Unless there are complications, like a rection, or an accident with the needle that might make one more wary, there is no likelihood that transfusions will make a person mean. ...Read more

Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more