Blood product transfusion: Side effects to watch for after going home

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Side effects after receiving a blood product are rare, but you should know what to look out for and who to contact if your child has any of these effects.

Key points

  • A parent or guardian must stay with your child if they are not staying for the 60 minutes after the transfusion.
  • It is rare, but sometimes children have serious side effects.
  • If your child has more than one of the serious side effects listed in this brochure, you should call your child's doctor right away or take them to your local Emergency Department.
Last updated: November 25th 2010