LAWRENCE E. YOUNG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Transfusion of blood from one person to another subjects the recipient to numerous risks, most of which can be reduced by taking adequate precautions. Some of the hazards cannot be eliminated by any means now available. The complications of blood transfusion have been studied intensively during the past quarter century with the result that pathogenetic mechanisms have become increasingly clear, and preventive measures have been given wide recognition (1, 2). Some of the hazards that seem most worthy of emphasis at this time in the practice of internal medicine will be reviewed in this paper.
Hemolytic reactions, especially
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YOUNG LE. Complications of Blood Transfusion. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:136-146. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-1-136
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(1):136-146.
Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Liver Disease.
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