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Why Aren’t Hospitals More Concerned About Blood Safety?
Health Leaders Media

After my father’s heart bypass operation 18 years ago, he suddenly spiked a fever, started quivering with chills and seemed to suffer terribly. His wife and I were horrified.

His bedside nurse calmly said his symptoms looked worse than they were. He’d be fine, she said. He’d just had a sudden, rare and surprising reaction to a blood transfusion.