2007, Number S2
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ABSTRACTTransfusional reactions may be divided in immunological and non immunological. They manifest themselves within the first 24 hours or if the reaction is delayed these are observed after 24 hours. The intensity may be mild or severe, and sometimes leads to death. The main causes include: cellular destruction, disease transmission, volume and iron overload, electrolytic imbalance, emboli, allergic reactions, etc. It is important to assess the risk and benefits of performing the procedure. We should always follow the official operating guidelines, Mexican official norm for the disposition of blood and its components. We should always provide bloodcomponents with the smaller risks for those who need them. Attention to the specifications for handling the procedure must be followed closely and donor selection should be carefully screened.
Rodríguez Moyado H, Quintanar García E, Mejía Arregui M. Consecuencias Nocivas de la transfusión, Características Clínicas de los efectos Nocivos de la Transfusión, Prevalencia en México de las Infecciones Transmisibles por la Sangre Transfundida, En: El Banco de Sangre y la Medicina Transfusional. Editorial Médica. Panamericana. D. F. México. 2004. p. 33-39, 141-153, 155-157.