FNHTRFebrile Non-Hemolytic Transfusion Reaction (fever resulting from a blood transfusion)
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12) FNHTR is defined as a fever [greater than or equal to] 38degC and a change of [greater than or equal to] IdegC from baseline temperature, and/or the presence of chills and rigors.
Routine leucodepletion of all donated blood has reduced the incidence of FNHTR in New Zealand.
FNHTR does not normally require that transfusion be discontinued.