After a blood transfusion, your vital signs are checked (such as your temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate). The intravenous (IV) line is removed from your blood vessel. You may have some bruising or soreness for a few days at the site where the IV was inserted.
You may need blood tests to show how your body is reacting to the transfusion. Your doctor will let you know about signs and symptoms to watch for and report.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Blood Transfusion, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
December 9, 2013
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