Hives: are bumps appearing on the skin as an allergic reaction. It may be red and swollen and causes itching.
Plasma: is the thin, colorless fluid part of the blood.
Red blood cells (RBCs): also known as erythrocytes play a major role in carrying oxygen throughout the body. RBCs are made in the bone marrow and live for about 120 days.
White blood cells (WBCs): also known as leukocytes account for 1% of the total blood. Leukocytes have a major role in immunity and protection from sickness. They attack the bacteria, viruses and other foreign bodies entering the blood stream and prevent one from falling sick.
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Two studies shed new light on the prevalence of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI) and transfusion-associated circulatory overload (TACO), the number one and two leading causes of blood transfusion-related deaths in the United States.