Are there risks for patients receiving blood transfusions?

Of course but low. Viruses and disease, allergic reaction, lung damage. Please reed the folowing article for explianitions. The chances are low bout real.Consult your doctor.
Yes. There are infectious and non-infectious risks with blood transfusion. The risk of HIV & hepatitis transmission is less than 1 in 1.5 million. However, there are more common risks, including wrong blood type given, modulation of immune system, minor allergic reactions, low-grade fever, rashes, fluid in the lungs and bacterial infections to name a few.

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