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Blood Transfusion: Adverse Transfusion Reactions (ATRs)

Blood Transfusion: Adverse Transfusion Reactions (ATRs)

An adverse transfusion reaction (ATR) is an undesirable and unintended physiological response during or after the administration of blood components or plasma derived blood products. It is important for those involved in the transfusion to be capable of early recognition that a reaction may be occurring and proper intervention and management of the reaction.

This module will focus on the various types of ATRs, including the signs, symptoms and treatments. The actions required when an ATR is occurring will also be examined, including notification and reporting.


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Blood Transfusion: Adverse Transfusion Reactions (ATRs)

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Subject Matter Experts:

  • Lucinda Whitman MD FRCPC
  • Daphne Osborne RN MN PANC(C)
  • Gail Bartlett BN RN CMSN(C)
  • Melissa Leonard BTech MLT

Planning Committee:

  • Joy Tilley MD CCFP
  • Rebecca Powell MD CCFP
  • Kuljit Grewal MD FRCPC
  • Lucinda Whitman MD FRCPC