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Transfusion medicine (or transfusiology) is the branch of medicine that is concerned with the transfusion of blood and blood components. In the United States it is not a recognized branch of medicine. The blood bank is the section of the lab that deals with blood products and is supervised by a pathologist. Transfusiology is not a recognized term in the US. A blood bank is a cache or bank of blood or blood components, gathered as a result of blood donation, stored and preserved for later use in blood transfusions. ...

In Denmark the subject is covered by the speciality "Clinical Immunology"

There is speciality called transfusion medicine in India and a post graduate degree is also offered for doctors at the prestigious sanjay gandhi post graduate institute of medical sciences in Lucknow.There are lots of universities and medical institutes in the USA offering fellowships in transfusion medicine.-- 02:51, 26 May 2005 (UTC)Dr.Keshav [dr4world1@yahoo.com] -- 02:51, 26 May 2005 (UTC)

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Although the transfusion of HIV-, HBV-, or HCV-infected autologous blood or components does not present a risk to the autologous donor, such a transfusion presents a risk to other patients, considering that at least 1 in every 25,000 transfusions are administered to the wrong individual.
An implementation trial of leukocyte-reduced transfusions in cardiac surgery (primary coronary artery bypass graft and valve replacement) was performed from July to December 1998; comparisons were made with data from the same period in 1997.
Allergic transfusion reactions were estimated to occur in approximately 1 in 4124 blood components transfused, or 1 in 2338 transfusion episodes.
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