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Can you get cancer from a blood transfusion?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No.

It's very unlikely.
First the donor, who appears completely healthy, would have to have cancer cells in their blood, such as with leukemia, and not know it. The donated unit must pass the all the lab tests. Finally the donor and the recipient would have to be a tissue match, not just have compatible blood. The odds there are less than 1 in 10, 000 if the blood is not from a relative.

In brief: No.

It's very unlikely.
First the donor, who appears completely healthy, would have to have cancer cells in their blood, such as with leukemia, and not know it. The donated unit must pass the all the lab tests. Finally the donor and the recipient would have to be a tissue match, not just have compatible blood. The odds there are less than 1 in 10, 000 if the blood is not from a relative.
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