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Can a dad donate blood for his baby?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: If same blood type
If the dad is the same blood type as the baby, then yes.
If the baby is ab, then he/she can get any of the blood types (universal recipient).

In brief: If same blood type
If the dad is the same blood type as the baby, then yes.
If the baby is ab, then he/she can get any of the blood types (universal recipient).
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Donald Alves
Check with baby's Dr as well--it is more difficult for a unit of blood donated in the community to find its way to a patient if it is not set up in advance of donation. Some larger hospitals will collect directed donations (for patient in their hospital) and this will help with tracking and control while the unit is screened for infectious disease and safety to use.
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