Transfusion Reactions NLPBCP

Transfusion Reactions NLPBCP

Transfusion reactions occur during or following transfusion of blood components or administration of blood products. Prompt response to clinical symptoms may reduce harm to the patient.

Different types of transfusion reactions may present with similar symptoms. Use the links to resources to help determine differential diagnosis, course of action, and treatment of transfusion reactions.


Click to view process to follow
if signs and symptoms of transfusion reaction

View Algorithm


Click to view presenting signs and symptoms

View Symptoms


Click to view differential diagnosis of type of transfusion reaction

View Reactions

This project was funded in part by the Public Health Agency of Canada