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What Are The Common Side Effects Of A Blood Transfusion
Common are trivial: We pathologists run the blood bank and are always enouraging prudent and sparing use of our product. There's a few percent chance you'll get the sneezies and/or the itchies, a bit less that you'll get a mild fever. The very serious side effects are much less common. The one that's most worrisome is lung damage from donor antibodies -- less now that we use donors less likely to have them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually none: Tranfusion of packed red blood cells will perhaps 1 time in 25 result in some mild allergy symptoms (sneeze, itch, etc.) if you're allergic to something in the blood; 1 in 100 you get a mild fever because you're allergic to donor transplant antigens. Most common serious problem is lung damage. A few others exist. Risk of any infection is extremely low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: "mild" side effects can include fever during the transfusion. Most other side effects i would not consider mild and can include both hemolytic and non-hemolytic transfusion reactions, viral or bacterial infections, transfusion related lung injury, temporary suppression of the immune system among others. ...Read more
What are the side effect of blood transfusion? And how many days or months i can feel or see the effects?
Its not the "culprit: Transfusion "reactions" are usually immediate or within hours NOT days. Your symptoms are unrelated to the transfusion. ...Read more
Less than 1%: A fever can be a manifestation of different types of transfusion reactions. The more common one occurs in less than 1% of transfusions, is accompanied by chills, headache or vomiting and is of little concern. However, fever can also occur with some much severe reactions so the hospital blood bank will always test the unit of blood and will not reissue it. Always stop the transfusion first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: People who sick with e. Coli infection will not be eligible to donate blood. Bacterial infections from transfusion are more of a problem from transfusion of platelets, a component of blood given to help stop bleeding. This is because platelets are stored at room temperature where bacteria can continue to grow in the platelet bag. These reactions, although uncommon, can be very severe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Premi's in an ICU setting have blood taken for tests & although small amounts are used, baby doesn't have much & this adds up over time. They are also using much of their energy to mature & less so to make blood on their own. Anemia (too little blood) can slow growth & healing so efforts to keep babies levels up are part of trying to get them well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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