Teens

Safety of Blood Transfusions

Stories in the news of people becoming infected with various diseases from contaminated blood may lead parents to fear and question the safety of blood transfusions. While cases of patients receiving contaminated blood have been documented, the risk of receiving such blood is actually very low. In the United States, all blood donors are volunteers who are carefully questioned about their health history, sexual practice, travel, and drug use. The blood products they donate are carefully checked for a wide variety of infections that could be spread through transfusions. Some of the infections tested for include

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  • Patient Portal Is Now Open!

    The Patient Portal allows you secure, convenient communication with our office, 24/7.
     
  • Pay Your Bill Online!

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  • Monthly Staff Meetings

    East Elm Pediatrics holds monthly staff meetings on the first Wednesday of every month. On these Wednesdays, our office will remain open as usual until 8pm, but between 5-7pm we will only see walk in Urgent care patients. 
     
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  • Flu Vaccine

    Flu vaccine now available!
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  • Pediatric Urgent Care!

    Happy New Year! We now have extended office hours and Pediatric Urgent Care!