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Patient Comments: Blood Transfusion - Complications

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Comment from: confidential, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

At transfusion time I had a lot of nausea and when I got home I had severe chills. I was so cold and I could not get warm, I took a hot shower, had hot tea, put on the heater, and put my electric blanket and I was still shaking from head to toe. This morning I still feel chilled although not as severe.

Comment from: unsure, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 02

I had a recent blood transfusion and iron infusions. Two days later, I couldn't move the arm that they gave the injections in. When I went back to the emergency room, they said I have a huge superficial blood clot (5 inches in length) and a bacterial infection.

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