Blood donor complications after whole-blood donation.

  title={Blood donor complications after whole-blood donation.},
  author={Bruce H Newman},
  journal={Current opinion in hematology},
  volume={11 5},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review focuses on the common and uncommon adverse events that occur during or after whole-blood donation. The incidence of seeking outside medical care for an adverse event is at least 1 in 3400 blood donations. Physicians may encounter blood donors with adverse events and should be familiar with their prognosis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS There are 15 million whole-blood donations per year in the United States, and one third of the donors develop one or more adverse… CONTINUE READING