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How safe is mismatched umbilical cord blood transfusion?

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Depends

Infants usually do not react adversely to mismatched blood immediately.
How did the infant get this mismatched cord blood? In some countries where there is no immediate source of blood, there is something called 'walking donor'-which has saved many a life. While I am not concerned, the blood bank can tell you prior to the next transfusion if there are any antibodies produced from such a case.

In brief: Depends

Infants usually do not react adversely to mismatched blood immediately.
How did the infant get this mismatched cord blood? In some countries where there is no immediate source of blood, there is something called 'walking donor'-which has saved many a life. While I am not concerned, the blood bank can tell you prior to the next transfusion if there are any antibodies produced from such a case.
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