Delayed Reaction to Transfusion

After receiving a blood or blood product transfusion, it is possible to have a delayed reaction. This reaction can occur between 24 hours and several days after the transfusion. You may have already gone home from hospital. The ‘Delayed Reactions after transfusion of Blood & Blood Products’ information sheet gives you advice on the symptoms of a reaction and what you need to do.

If you think you are having a delayed reaction call your doctor.