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Please explain why is it important that people are given matched blood when they get a blood transfusion?

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Dr. Charles Zaroulis
Internal Medicine - Hematology

In brief: Compatibility

A blood transfusion is an essential part of medicine but careful laboratory testing to assure compatibility (your immune system accepts a donor's blood without an adverse reaction).
If the laboratory testing shows compatibility (safety), the blood transfusion can proceed safely,

In brief: Compatibility

A blood transfusion is an essential part of medicine but careful laboratory testing to assure compatibility (your immune system accepts a donor's blood without an adverse reaction).
If the laboratory testing shows compatibility (safety), the blood transfusion can proceed safely,
Dr. Charles Zaroulis
Dr. Charles Zaroulis
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