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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
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
Dr. Robert Kwok
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