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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It can mean a lot.: This is an important factor to match up for a transfusion itself so there is no antibody reaction from the recipient if they are rh neg. And donor is ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Sensitized: She'll make antibodies against D (the main Rh antigen) and these will cross the placenta and damage Junior if he/she is Rh positive. Generally, we don ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
24 years experience Pediatrics
Needs cross match: Yes. (+) blood type can receive either (+) or (-) blood type; negative (-) blood type person can only get (-) blood. But, the "letter" part of blood t ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Yes, if rest OK.: An rh+ baby can get blood from rh+ or rh- people as long as the main type (a, b, o, etc.) matches up, and there are no other antibodies, like kidd, du ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Antibody formation: At the first transfusion, nothing happens, but the person generally makes antibodies to Rh antigen and may have a transfusion reaction at the subseque ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
23 years experience Pathology
Plenty: To be able to accomplish a blood transfusion there has to be a blood donor that gives blood to a blood bank, then it is processed and tested before it ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: Unless there is a specific concern, then there is no real need, as the blood banking system is very careful in testing the units it receives prior to ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No one does: There is no need for "artificial blood". There are no FDA approved "artificial blood" products on the market.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Disease prevention: Some times, though rarely, infections may be transmitted through transfusion. Blood banks defer people who may have been exposed to infections for a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Fortunately delayed: Complications of blood transfusion are rare. There is a remote possibility of infectious transmission. Chronic transfusion leads to iron overload. ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Froude
53 years experience Infectious Disease
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