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what would happen if a someone receiving blood received the wrong blood type

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Severe illness: Hospitals and clinics have a check list of safety precautions to prevent the wrong blood type from being administered. But rarely mistakes happen. T ... Read More
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Dr. Azen Jukic
28 years experience Pathology
Rh : Rh antigens are present in every blood. You would need to be more specific. Also, they blood type (a, b, ab, 0) is not connected/related to the rh + o ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Multiple Rh types: The usual Rh type people talk about is D positive or D negative. Either one is normal. There are other Rh antigens also, e.g. C, c, E, e etc. These ar ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. In the United States the wrong blood type is given to a patient approximately once in every 14, 000 transfusions. Type and cross matches are d ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends : It depends on the degree and type of incompatibility. Reactions range from nothing to death.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: For example, there are weak-positive Rh's that will be tested differently in different labs. There are even weak A's and B's. I'm going to assume you' ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Genetic testing: As you said, first thing should be to test the blood groups on the two of your. You may not be adopted, but you could have been switched at birth with ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Irving Harper
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Plasma: With transfusuion, the blood is given, not the plasma. The plasma has the antibodies.
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Several possibities: You may be reacting to side-effects of the medication, the parasite may be resistant to the medication you are receiving, you may have an illness eith ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See Below: If you are blood type B and you have Rh factor present the. You are B+.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: You may wish to restate the question or call your local blood bank for a conversation on the topic.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
35 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
O negative: In an emergency situation O negative can be given to anyone, but in a non-emergent situation even type O neg can have other factors that can lead to a ... Read More
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