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Blood Types

Compatibility, Crossmatching, Rh Factor

Which boold type is the Universal Recipient and why? AB - has NO A or B Antibodies - Plasma accepts andy Cell Type
Which blood type is the Universal Donor? O - has NO A or B Antigens - Cells compatible with any Plasma
What is the definition of Crossmatching? a routine test for Transfusion Compatibility
What is the 1st step procedure of Crossmatching? Donor's cells are exposed to a sample of the Recipient's Serum
What are the test results from the 1st step procedure? if it Agglutinates: Recipient's Serum has Antibodies against Donor's Antigens
What is the 2nd step procedure of Crossmatching? Recipient's Cells are exposed to a sample of the Donor's Serum
What are the test results from the 2nd step procedure? if it Agglutinates: Donor's Serum has Antibodies against Recipient's Antigens
Why is it not a major concern if there is Agglutination when Recipient's are exposed to Donor's Serum during transfusion? due to dilutio of Antibodies by Recupient's Blood volume & tranfusion us packed cells = Minimal Plasma
How does one gain the Rh Factor? may be Inherited along with A and/or B Antigens
What is the definition of Normal Induction? Antibodies produced only after exposure to the Rh Antigen
How does a person get exposed to the Rh Antigen? erroneous Transfusion or during delivery of Rh+ Baby
Created by: Kristel