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Posted By : xy123 - 10/3/2017 9:40 AM
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:
/www.blood.co.uk/the-donation-process/further-information/tests-we-carry-out/
/www.cdc.gov/bloodsafety/basics.html

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?

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