Boston Children's Hospital is monitoring the developing situation with lead contamination in some Boston Public Schools. Please contact your primary care physician if you have any concerns about your child.
Boston Children’s Hospital está monitoreando la situación de la contaminación por plomo en algunas escuelas públicas de Boston. Por favor, póngase en contacto con su médico primario si usted tiene alguna preocupación acerca de su hijo.
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A blood transfusion is the process of transferring blood, or any of its parts, from one person to another. Boston Children's Hospital's Blood Donor Center is an independent collection facility serving the needs of pediatric patients in the Longwood Medical Area. Established in 1958, primarily to provide fresh blood for the new field of open-heart surgery, they now supply virtually all of the blood and blood products used at Boston Children's.
Several different parts of the blood can be transfused.
Red blood cells are the most common
All blood donors are volunteers.
Before a blood transfusion, donor blood is carefully tested and cross-matched with recipient blood to make sure it is compatible.
The most common side effects of a blood transfusion are: headache, fever, itching, extra effort needed to breathe and rash.
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