Blood transfusions may be needed if you:
Red Blood Cells
Blood Products Made From Plasma
Plasma can be used to make products to:
The blood supply in Canada is one of the safest in the world. Getting blood always has some risk. The risk of getting different diseases for each unit of blood is:
Sometimes you can have a reaction when you get a blood transfusion (transfusion reaction). Some kinds of reactions are:
There are two ways to do this:
If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your doctor (or whoever ordered your blood component).
Current as of: June 15, 2018
Author: Transfusion Medicine Safety Program, Alberta Health Services
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