If someone donates blood and has just eaten peanuts and the person receiving the blood has a peanut alergy -will that blood affect the receiver??

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    Blood from donors who snacked on peanuts apparently triggered a life-threatening reaction in a 6-year-old boy with a severe food allergy, researchers report.

    The case study, believed to be the first of its kind, raises questions about whether allergens are transmitted by blood more often than anyone thinks. It's published in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

    “It is possible that allergens transferred in blood products to other patients have led to reactions that have gone unexplained and unreported,” wrote lead author Dr. Joannes F.M. Jacobs of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center in the Netherlands.

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    I would think that a person's metabolic rate would come into play as well. But the gastrointestinal system is well-supplied with capillaries and veins, so it would stand to reason that allergen exchange could take place.

    I don't know the answer but I'm answering anyway to keep your question up on top. What a good question and an important question. 


    You probably have a button on your computer that will keep it your question up on top.
    I don't have this button because I have a Mac. (Somebody left it off my machine) : )

    No, since you answered, the bump button will no longer show for winkles. The bump button is only for questions that never received an answer.

    It's a good question. I never thought about that.

    I wonder if winkles got that? 

    I am sure the Blood Bank would be well aware of it.

    What time is it where you are? It’s 3 AM.  I am not  a good sleeper. 


    If you had jaundice or any sexual transmitted diesease you are not allowed to give blood in England so they know things can be passed on did Paul Micheal Glasiers wife not catch H. I .V from a transfusion of blood

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