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why blood group O is universal donor

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
39 years experience General Surgery
Theoretically: Yes... But it's not recommended. It would require desensitization protocols, plasmapheresis, metc, if incompatible. Compatible donor to recipient pai ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In short: No.
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Dr. Alok Agrawal
34 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Can be done: It can be done in some centers after proper desensitization, but is usually not done.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
39 years experience Transplant Surgery
Great if compatible: Excellent outcomes occur for kidney donors with different blood groups than their recipients if the pair is compatible (don a-recip ab; don b - recip ... Read More
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Dr. Niraj Desai
28 years experience General Practice
These can work well: Blood group incompatable transplants (for example donor is a, recipient is o) can be done quite well with the addition of plasmapheresis prior to and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Donate: Because they can donate blood to all group ,
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Universal donor: The advantage is that you are a universal donor- which means you can donate your blood and the blood can be used and be given to people with different ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
39 years experience Family Medicine
Blood transfusion.: Historically o negative was spoken of as being the universal donor. However, there are minor antigens such as the mn group that influence compatibili ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No: No problem.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Probably not: I don't know the rules in nigeria but if you ate both sickle carriers i think this is excluded.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Not true: Mainstream health professionals do not believe the blood type diet has scientific merit. No scientific studies demonstrate a link between blood type a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Group A and O: The different is one has blood group o+ - and the other has blood group a+. Group o has no antigen a and b, but has antibody to a and b. So, group o i ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Only issue: Would be rh sensitization and specific management in pregnancy.

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