What do I need to know about blood transfusions for my baby in the NICU?

A blood transfusion is a procedure to put blood or blood products from a donor into your baby’s body in the NICU. The donor blood comes from a blood bank and is tested to make sure it’s right for your baby. If your baby needs a blood transfusion, you doctor will give you more information.

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Why would a person need a red blood cell transfusion?
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Why would an individual need a platelet transfusion?
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Is a blood transfusion from a volunteer donor for cancer treatment safe?
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Do anesthesiologists administer blood transfusions?
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