TACO (Transfusion Associated Circulatory Overload)

Record number: 
MPHO Type: 
Estimated frequency: 
Total TRALI cases 3.6 per 1,000,000 components transfused. Mortaility 0.4 and major morbidity 3.3 per 1,000,000 components transfused.
Time to detection: 
<6 hours
Alerting signals, symptoms, evidence of occurrence: 
Acute dyspnea with hypoxia and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates
Demonstration of imputability or root cause: 
Expert review
Suggest references: 
Bolton-Maggs, PHB (Ed), D Poles, A Watt and D Thomas on behalf of the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) Steering Group, UK (2014). The 2013 Annual SHOT Report (2014), p 160-65. ISBN 978-0-9558648-6-5