In general, blood transfusions are considered safe, but there are risks. Sometimes complications show up immediately, others take some time. It’s usually not considered serious if you get a fever 1 to 6 hours after your transfusion. Indications for transfusion include symptomatic anaemia causing shortness of breath, dizziness, congestive heart failure, and decreased exercise tolerance, acute sickle cell crisis, and acute blood loss of more than 30 percent of blood volume.

Blood transfusion equipment

Guidelines say that a blood transfusion should generally take a couple of hours, with a maximum of four hours. This is to prevent the blood from becoming damaged and unsafe. If you need blood in an emergency though you may receive the blood much more quickly than normal.

Left untreated, anaemia can cause many health problems, such as: Extreme fatigue, Severe anaemia can make you so tired that you can’t complete everyday tasks. Pregnancy complications. Doing these transfusions can make you really ill if not done propley. Type O positive blood is given to patients more than any other blood type, which is why it’s considered the most needed blood type. Because 38% of the population has O positive blood, making it the most common blood type.

Young woman and mature man giving blood for sick patients of hospital

All blood products taken from the blood bank must be hung within 30 minutes and administered (infused) within 4 hours due to the risk of bacterial proliferation in the blood component at room temperature.

These people are getting this done to donate blood for the sick.