|I will get a proctocolectomy surgery in 2 weeks due to Crohn's disease, and I've been using the maximum dose of 6MP (an immunosuppressant) for the last 2 years.|
I had a resection surgery before, and received blood transfusions before and during the surgery; but I was not using any immunosuppressants at that time.
I looked at the tests carried out on blood donations, and the screenings for possible infections doesn't seem comprehensive to me.
Take a look:
I mean, there are many other viruses (let alone other kinds of microorganisms) that might be present in the blood that is used for transfusion. This might not be a too big deal for a person with a healthy immune system; but what about people who use immunosuppressants?
It seems dangerous to me.
What do you think?