Apr 07, 2015
While you might think that a blood transfusion may save your life in a serious situation, there may be a few added drawbacks to the life-saving procedure. One of these drawbacks, in fact, can be the development of new allergic reactions to things that never bothered you before. In a new study published this week Canadian doctors revealed that a young 8-year-old boy went into anaphylactic shock from uncommon allergens, merely days after a platelet transfusion. And they fear now that it had everything to do with the platelet donor, whose severe food allergies had not been taken into account before the transfusion took place.
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