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Agglutinins

(noun) Plural form of agglutinin.


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Matching blood groups

why can O donate to A --> thus: why can A receive O. You also must remeber: blood clotting occurs when the receiver produces agglutinins against the donated bloodgroup --> O doesn't contain any agglutinogen and therefore can be donated to blood type A patient (which produces agglutinine ...

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by biostudent84
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Matching blood groups
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Matching blood groups

... but what I can't understand is WHY blood group O may donate to blood group A when blood group O contains agglutinin a!!!! I was wondering if the agglutinins were removed by some process before being transfused into another person! why can O donate to A --> thus: why can A receive O. You also ...

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by sdekivit
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:41 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Matching blood groups
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Matching blood groups

Blood type O has no agglutinogens, BUT it HAS agglutinins a and b!!! Blood type A has agglutinogen A and agglutinin b. In the scenario of O giving to A why don't the agglutinin a (from blood O) and aglutinogen A (from blood type A) agglutinate or ...

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by zenith_beth
Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:18 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Matching blood groups
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Matching blood groups

It is the presence of conflicting agglutinins that cause the clotting, therefore making transfusion impossible. The red blood cells in type O individuals have no agglutinins in the first place, therefore do not cause potential for clotting.

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by biostudent84
Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:37 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Matching blood groups
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Views: 14253

Matching blood groups

... but what I can't understand is WHY blood group O may donate to blood group A when blood group O contains agglutinin a!!!! I was wondering if the agglutinins were removed by some process before being transfused into another person!

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by zenith_beth
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:30 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Matching blood groups
Replies: 22
Views: 14253
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