haematology
Transfusion medicine

New safety advice reduces vasovagal reactions in blood donors

A blood donor safety initiative to encourage water loading before donation and applied muscle tension during the procedure appears to reduce the risk of vasovagal reactions in donors. A comparison study, before and after the 2018 national roll-out of the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood donor safety initiative, found an 8% reduction in vasovagal reactions such ...

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