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Nut allergy passed in blood transfusion

Posted By Alison On May 2, 2007 @ In News & Research,Peanuts/Nuts Allergy | No Comments

It was reported in the UK that an 80-year old woman went into anaphylactic shock after receiving blood from a 19-year old woman with a severe peanut allergy. She ate a muffin with peanut butter in it 2 days after the blood transfusion. Doctors are now considering whether donors need to be screened for food allergies.
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