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Impact on Patients: Case Study

Transfusion-related adverse events often show a severe clinical course due to pre-existing conditions in patients.

Immunocompromised patients such as bone marrow transplant and hematology/oncology patients have a high risk of developing severe sepsis or septic shock. The mortality rate for such cases, which often result in multiple organ failure, is very high, ranging from 40% to 60%.

Impact of Transfusion-Transmitted Bacteria:
Multiplicative Impact of One Contaminated Donation1

Reactions to Contaminated Platelets can Vary by Recipient: 2 Fatal and 1 Severe Transfusion Reaction from 1 Donation

Donor shown to have asymptomatic Klebsiella pneumoniae.

None of the aliquot bags were saved to test.