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Do lots of people get complications from blood transfusions?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: No

Patients getting a transfusion have their blood typed and examined for antibodies, and these are compared to the specific blood units being used for a transfusion.
The blood being transfused is always screened for viral and bacterial contamination and used only if it is negative. There is less risk in a transfusion than in driving your car to work!

In brief: No

Patients getting a transfusion have their blood typed and examined for antibodies, and these are compared to the specific blood units being used for a transfusion.
The blood being transfused is always screened for viral and bacterial contamination and used only if it is negative. There is less risk in a transfusion than in driving your car to work!
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