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Severe donor reaction as a hazard of replacement blood donation


 Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Amita Radhakrishnan Nair,
Department of Transfusion Medicine, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram - 695 011, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/ajts.ajts_22_22

Blood donation is generally considered to be a safe procedure, but occasionally adverse reactions of varying severity may occur predonation, donation, or postdonation phases. Various studies have reported the incidence of adverse donor reaction as 0.6%–5.6%. Donor reactions are classified into mild, moderate, and severe types or immediate and delayed. Although delayed reactions account for <2% of total adverse donor reactions, 27.6% are severe with or without injury. Herein, we report a case of potentially preventable delayed Grade 2 vasovagal reaction in a 56-year-old replacement blood donor.


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