Monday, February 17, 2014

Advocate Health Care blood transfusion initiative

"Blood is like a liquid transplant. And anytime you give blood, you have all the same risks of any other kind of transplant," Sikka said. That includes infections or an allergic reaction. And there's also the risk of a patient receiving too much blood, creating a condition known as volume overload, which can lead to pulmonary edema and other serious health issues.

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