How healthy is blood transfusion?

59 deaths in 2013. 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.

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What are the health risks of getting a blood transfusion?

As close to 0. as possible. Blood banking is a highly controlled service that has many different controls that make sure that all goes perfectly. Some people who get a lot of transfusions can develop antibodies. But USA blood is extremely clean of bacteria, viruses and other adulterants. Fear of getting a transfusion is not something you should worry about. Read more...

How healthy is it to get a blood transfusion in thailand?

What for? Getting a blood transfusion is a serious issue and not a do it yourself matter. If you are in the US why do you want to get a transfusion in Thailand? It would be prudent to talk to your doctor about your health issue, if you have one.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.

I got a blood transfusion should I be worried about dying now. Been reading some disturbing things. 32 relatively healthy.

No. The risks from a single blood transfusion are very low. Infection risk (hiv, hepatitis) well below 1 in 1, 000, 000. There are a number of concerns re transfusion, but those are in relation to the underlying problem for which you got blood. If the prognosis overall is good, you have nothing to worry about. Read more...