How safe are blood transfusions? What are the odds of getting AIDS and hepatitis from this?

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.