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If your friend whith type o+ blood needs a blood transfusion, can your type a+ blood be given safely to him?

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Dr. Martin Andreansky
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

Only person with 0 neg can be a universal donor.

In brief: No

Only person with 0 neg can be a universal donor.
Dr. Martin Andreansky
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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Agree, patient with blood type O Rh Positive can receive safely only blood O Rh Positive or Negative.
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

People with type o blood usually develop antibodies to a and b over time.
So the recipient with type o blood would destroy any transfused type a blood. Type o is the universal donor, not recipient. Neat question, thanks.

In brief: Not really

People with type o blood usually develop antibodies to a and b over time.
So the recipient with type o blood would destroy any transfused type a blood. Type o is the universal donor, not recipient. Neat question, thanks.
Dr. Michael Benjamin
Dr. Michael Benjamin
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In brief: See below

If patient is o+ and needs red blood cells, donors could be o+, o-.
If patient needs plasma or platelets, any donor is fine.

In brief: See below

If patient is o+ and needs red blood cells, donors could be o+, o-.
If patient needs plasma or platelets, any donor is fine.
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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In brief: See below

If patient is o+ and needs red blood cells, donors could be o+, o-.
If patient needs plasma or platelets, any donor is fine.

In brief: See below

If patient is o+ and needs red blood cells, donors could be o+, o-.
If patient needs plasma or platelets, any donor is fine.
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: No

Absolutely not. With the o+ blood- you would have no antigen to a or b, however you will have anti a and anti b.
In type a+, you will have a antigen. Thus, the a+ blood would be absolutely incompatible to o+.

In brief: No

Absolutely not. With the o+ blood- you would have no antigen to a or b, however you will have anti a and anti b.
In type a+, you will have a antigen. Thus, the a+ blood would be absolutely incompatible to o+.
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