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Are blood transfusions after delivery be safe for someone with alpha thalassemia trait?
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Dr. Nicholas Cavarocchi
Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Safe if necessary
Blood transfusions are given only when necessary especially in the younger population or blood disorders.
Transfusions are necessary for major bleeding resulting in shock, low blood pressures, or continued blood loss. All transfusions are screened and safe but there is always a 1-3% risk of a clerical error. Pts. With blood disorders face increased risk of blood transfusion reactions.

In brief: Safe if necessary
Blood transfusions are given only when necessary especially in the younger population or blood disorders.
Transfusions are necessary for major bleeding resulting in shock, low blood pressures, or continued blood loss. All transfusions are screened and safe but there is always a 1-3% risk of a clerical error. Pts. With blood disorders face increased risk of blood transfusion reactions.
Dr. Nicholas Cavarocchi
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It is safe for an Alpha thalassemia trait patient to receive blood transfusions after delivery.
Her risks from the transfusions should be the same as a non-thalassemia woman's risks from transfusions. Blood transfusions are not 100% risk-free, for anyone.

In brief: Yes
It is safe for an Alpha thalassemia trait patient to receive blood transfusions after delivery.
Her risks from the transfusions should be the same as a non-thalassemia woman's risks from transfusions. Blood transfusions are not 100% risk-free, for anyone.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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