Hematologist-Oncologist Questions low platelet count

Can my body reject a platelet transfusion?

I need a platelet transfusion. Are there chances that my body would reject this? What reactions could occur?

1 Answer

A person may have a reaction to a platelet transfusion with fever, chills, rash, or even shortness of breath. If the person has antibodies against platelets, the benefit of the transfusion may be limited and the rise in the platelet count may be small and perhaps that is what is being asked here. However, there could be other reasons of why the platelet count does not improve after a platelet transfusion.

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