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Table 1 Infectious transmission risks with blood transfusion

From: Infectious and immunologic consequences of blood transfusion

Agent transmitted Estimated risk
Bacterial 1 in 100,000–500,000
Hepatitis B 1 in 220,000
Hepatitis C 1 in 1,600,000
HIV 1 in 1,800,000
  1. Data from Kuehnert and coworkers [7] and Busch and coworkers [12].