Immunologic or not. Causes for transfusion reactions may be immune related or not, also they can be acute (less than 24 hours) or delayed. These are some: hemolytic; febrile, non-hemolytic; bacterial contamination (septic shock); anaphylaxis; transfusion-related acute lung injury (trali); transfusion-associated circulatory overload (taco); graft vs. Host disease (ta-gvhd); iron overload; infections.
Google. Fever chills and so on red blood cells are destroyed by the patient's immune system.
During a blood transfusion if you get a fever and no other problem is this a dangerous transfusion reaction?
Maybe. If there are no other symptoms it may be a reaction to something else. However, your physicians can easily investigate the presence/absence of a reaction, and the transfusion should be stopped at the first sign of one. Read more...