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 a 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.