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Why are blood types important in transfusions?
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Survival of Cells
Blood type refers to thousands of proteins (antigens) on surface of cell membranes, as recognized by antibody proteins.
Abo and rh types were the first 2 & most important (in terms of transfusion reactions) characterized historically, there are hundreds more. Antibodies in the recipient plasma attack donated cells & antibodies in the donor plasma attack recipient’s cells > transfusion reaction.

In brief: Survival of Cells
Blood type refers to thousands of proteins (antigens) on surface of cell membranes, as recognized by antibody proteins.
Abo and rh types were the first 2 & most important (in terms of transfusion reactions) characterized historically, there are hundreds more. Antibodies in the recipient plasma attack donated cells & antibodies in the donor plasma attack recipient’s cells > transfusion reaction.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Hemocoagulation
Giving the wrong blood type to someone can result in destruction of the new blood, a simplified rejection.
A recipient b blood type has antibodies against a so if a blood is transfused into the patient, the anti-a will destroy the new a marked blood cells.

In brief: Hemocoagulation
Giving the wrong blood type to someone can result in destruction of the new blood, a simplified rejection.
A recipient b blood type has antibodies against a so if a blood is transfused into the patient, the anti-a will destroy the new a marked blood cells.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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