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How safe is a blood transfusion?

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Very safe

Blood donors are screened for diseases and medications.
Blood products are screened for infectios agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Blood banks store blood for a limited period of time only.

In brief: Very safe

Blood donors are screened for diseases and medications.
Blood products are screened for infectios agents, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Blood banks store blood for a limited period of time only.
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Dr. Angelica Balingit
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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Surgery - Trauma

In brief: Has risks

Transfusion not as safe as once thought.
Clearly shown to have some adverse consequences-such as immunosuppression. However, if you are actively bleeding or very symptomatic from low blood count (low BP, high heart rate) then risks are outweighed by benefit.

In brief: Has risks

Transfusion not as safe as once thought.
Clearly shown to have some adverse consequences-such as immunosuppression. However, if you are actively bleeding or very symptomatic from low blood count (low BP, high heart rate) then risks are outweighed by benefit.
Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
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