Transfusion reactions: prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

Meghan Delaney*, Silvano Wendel, Rachel S. Bercovitz, Joan Cid, Claudia Cohn, Nancy M. Dunbar, Torunn O. Apelseth, Mark Popovsky, Simon J. Stanworth, Alan Tinmouth, Leo Van De Watering, Jonathan H. Waters, Mark Yazer, Alyssa Ziman, for the Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative

*Corresponding author for this work

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Blood transfusion is one of the most common procedures in patients in hospital so it is imperative that clinicians are knowledgeable about appropriate blood product administration, as well as the signs, symptoms, and management of transfusion reactions. In this Review, we, an international panel, provide a synopsis of the pathophysiology, treatment, and management of each diagnostic category of transfusion reaction using evidence-based recommendations whenever available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2825-2836
Number of pages12
JournalThe Lancet
Issue number10061
StatePublished - Dec 3 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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