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Blood Component Transfusions

Blood component transfusions, also called blood transfusions, can improve a patient's condition or even save his or her life. The number of patients who become seriously ill or die from a blood component is very small when compared to the benefits that blood components can provide.

You should discuss with your physician the specific need or reason for the blood component you or your child is about to receive.

Blood components are often used to replace red blood cells or other elements of the blood that are missing or at low levels due to an injury or illness.

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Blood Transfusion Form

Last Updated: 12/2013