Recall of blood components

Lifeblood receives post-donation information with relevance to recipient safety including:

  • the diagnosis of a potential transfusion-transmissible infection (TTI) in a donor via internal or external testing
  • a clinical history suggestive of a potential TTI in a donor 
  • a donor reporting a previously undisclosed risk factor for a TTI that occurred prior to donation, and
  • a donor reporting a previously undisclosed teratogenic medication or vaccination that was administered prior to a donation. 

When fresh blood components presenting a significantly increased risk of harm to the recipient have been transfused, Lifeblood has a duty of care to notify the patient’s clinician.
It is the clinician's decision to notify the transfused recipient and- determine what actions, if any, to perform for their patient. Lifeblood can provide advice if needed for specific circumstances.

Acute Transfusion Reactions Card

Acute Transfusion Reactions Card

Information Sheet
Acute Transfusion Reactions Poster

Acute Transfusion Reactions Poster


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