Tests and treatments

Administration of blood and blood products

What is it?

Blood or a derivative blood product will be administered only if strictly necessary.

Possible risks

The risks of administering blood and blood products are limited and primarily include the chance of infectious conditions and inflammatory responses to the blood transfusion, which could lead to situations ranging from a temporarily elevated temperature to serious breathing problems.

Centres and specialist areas

Intensive Care

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021