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.

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

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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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Neil

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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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