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Title: Safety of labile blood products
Authors: Aquilina, Alex
Keywords: Blood -- Transfusion -- Complications -- Prevention
Blood -- Transfusion -- Malta
Blood -- Transfusion -- Safety measures
Issue Date: 2006-07
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Aquilina, A. (2006). Safety of labile blood products. The Synapse : the Medical Professionals' Network, 4, 8-20.
Abstract: The practice of blood transfusion is very old and transfusion of blood was considered a method of restoring a person believed to be dying by pouring blood from another person into his veins. The main problems encountered then were clotting of blood and serious adverse reactions. Today blood transfusion therapy is scientific and successful. The practice of blood transfusion since its adventurous beginnings has improved dramatically. The decision to transfuse must be based on clinical judgement weighing the therapeutic benefits to potential risks. The possibility of transmitting one or more viruses to the recipient continues to be one of the major risks in transfusion medicine.
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