Updated 10 February 2016

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With the holiday season upon us, there is a chance that one of your children may have a medical emergency.

If that should happen, and one of them needs a blood transfusion, you should be aware that if they receive blood from a donor who has a food allergy, the allergy-triggering antibody may be transferred to them.

Research shows that this is rare, but you should consider the transfusion as a source of the allergy if you or your child suddenly develop an allergy to a foods or foods you could safely eat before.

Read more on how the research was done, and when you should worry.

Visit our Allergy Centre to learn more about hay fever and other allergies.


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