Impact After Blood Transfusion In Stroke Patients?
A good afternoon,. I want to ask. My mother is typhoid, and her hemoglobin is very low, only 6. My mother got a blood transfusion, almost 4 bags are almost gone. I wonder if there are certain side effects ,? Since my mother has had a stroke for the past 9 years (left side). thanks.
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Basically blood transfusion does have its own risk of side effects, however, anemia with very low Hb (Hb below 7 g / dL is already severe anemia) also has its own dangers if not managed properly. Hb or blood hemoglobin has the function to bind oxygen, deliver it to all body cells, and release oxygen for use by the body's cells to carry out its metabolism. Without this oxygen, the body's cells will not function properly, and eventually can experience cell death. These body cells include cells that make up important organs of the human body, for example the heart, kidneys, brain, etc. You will certainly be able to imagine for yourself what can happen if the cells in this important organ cannot function properly or even experience cell death.
The following are some of the risks of blood transfusion that can occur:
fever and chills
urticaria and itching
acute respiratory disorders
severe allergic reaction / anaphylaxis
overload or excess body fluids
Mild fever and itching are the most common reactions, but not too serious, while other reactions can be dangerous if they occur but the incidence is very rare. Because blood transfusions are always done in a hospital under the supervision of a doctor, you do not need to worry too much, because if it happens to occur certain side effects of transfusions in your mother, the doctor who treats them will do the necessary treatment as soon as possible.
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