Transfusion Reactions Guidelines

Updated: Mar 15, 2023
  • Author: S Gerald Sandler, MD, FCAP, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Guidelines Summary

In 2012, the British Committee for Standards in Haematology Blood Transfusion Task Force issued a guideline for investigating and managing acute transfusion reactions. This guideline provides a flow diagram for recognition and initial management of suspected acute transfusion reactions. [64]

The Canadian Blood Services clinical guide to transfusion medicine, updated in 2022, contains a chapter on management of reactions transfusion of blood components (ie, red blood cells, platelets, plasma). [65]