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What will happen to a person after receiving a blood from a donor with colds during the donation?

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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Probably nothing if your immune system is strong and functioning and if you have immunity to the particular virus or bacteria.
Otherwise you might suffer the symptoms of the infections.

In brief: Depends

Probably nothing if your immune system is strong and functioning and if you have immunity to the particular virus or bacteria.
Otherwise you might suffer the symptoms of the infections.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Blood donor & colds

People with colds are often asked to defer their blood donation until symptoms disappear. This is not because their donated blood may transmit the cold virus to the recipient but to avoid transmitting a more virulent infectious agent they could have had that mimicked the cold symptoms (west nile virus, brucellosis, malaria, dengue).
Rhinoviruses which cause colds do not reach the blood stream.

In brief: Blood donor & colds

People with colds are often asked to defer their blood donation until symptoms disappear. This is not because their donated blood may transmit the cold virus to the recipient but to avoid transmitting a more virulent infectious agent they could have had that mimicked the cold symptoms (west nile virus, brucellosis, malaria, dengue).
Rhinoviruses which cause colds do not reach the blood stream.
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
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