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What would happen if a someone receiving blood received the wrong blood type?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Severe illness

Hospitals and clinics have a check list of safety precautions to prevent the wrong blood type from being administered.
But rarely mistakes happen. The wrong blood type initiates an immune reaction which can lead to clotting, severe inflammatory reaction, and sometimes deadly consequences. There is good therapy for this and this happens in clinics where remedies are available.

In brief: Severe illness

Hospitals and clinics have a check list of safety precautions to prevent the wrong blood type from being administered.
But rarely mistakes happen. The wrong blood type initiates an immune reaction which can lead to clotting, severe inflammatory reaction, and sometimes deadly consequences. There is good therapy for this and this happens in clinics where remedies are available.
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