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Current Situation of Blood Transfusion: An Article of Opinion

Alcaraz Rubio Jesús*

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000149

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    • Department of Hematology, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain

    *Corresponding author: Alcaraz Rubio Jesús, Coordinator of the unit of Hematology in Unión Murciana de Hospitales, Murcia, Spain and the Regenerative therapy unit of Hospital la Milagrosa, Madrid, Spain

Received: June 18, 2017   Published: June 26, 2017

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The blood transfusion is an essential part of modern medical care. Used properly can save lives. Throughout the world, the centers that make blood products strive to provide safe of them, since the process of the transfusion could be without risks. At this point is essential the rational use of the same, imposing the need to balance the benefits and potential side effects that could produce like allergic and hemolytic reactions, metabolic processes, effects on cellular immunomodulation, lung damage or transmission of infectious diseases (HIV, HBV and HCV, among others).

Keywords: Blood Products; Haemovigilance; Transfusion; Donation; Hemaopoietic Growth Factors

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