Dementia isn’t passed on via transfusion, team says

Dementia isn’t passed on via transfusion, team says

This should be reassuring news, given we are more likely to need transfusions with a CLL diagnosis!

'Results of a large, retrospective study suggest that neurological diseases are not transmitted via blood transfusion.


“The results are unusually clear for such a complicated subject as this,” said study author Gustaf Edgren, PhD, of Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.


Dr Edgren and his colleagues conducted this study by analyzing data from 1,465,845 patients who received blood transfusions in Sweden or Denmark between 1968 and 2012.'

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  • Thanks. I've had 3 transfusions of 4 units each in the first 3 months of this year. I never had a blood transfusion previously and was afraid to have one, but it was necessary. I wondered what diseases the blood would pass on to me. Still a little concerned but nothing so far.

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