Transfusions: Risks associated with blood transfusions
Introduction: Blood transfusions have been safe in the USA and modern countries for some years. However, blood transfusions may still be a risk factor for disease in less developed countries or if you had transfusions years ago.

Condition count: 6; see list of conditions below.
Risk factor classes: Blood (10)
Risk factors: Risk Factor Center, risk factor list

Conditions list: The following list of conditions have 'Transfusions' or similar listed as a risk factor in our database:


  • Chronic Hepatitis C ... blood transfusion before 1992, transfusions (before 1992)


  • Hepatitis B ... clotting factor concentrate treatment
  • Hepatitis C ... clotting factor transfusion before 1987, blood transfusion before July 1992
  • HTLV-1 ... blood transfusion (before 1989)


  • Malaria ... transfusions


  • Tropical Spastic Paraparesis ... blood transfusion (before 1989)

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