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Blood transfusion

The process of infusing blood products into a patient to raise the individuals concentration of red blood cells. Blood is typed (a, B, O or AB) and crossmatched (mixed together to see if its compatible) prior to transfusion.


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I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post

... but a bit more knowledge might be useful, please help me out here :'( . Blood Group Systems : What the heck are MNSs? I have a little understanding ... allelic forms. The antigens are very weak even though after repeated transfusions they may provoke a synthesis of the antibodies anti-M and anti-N. ...

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by saddy51
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:39 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post
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Blood donors and receipients

No each blood type should have the same number of antibodies, but transfusions contain a limited number of them. The danger comes from 'rejection' of the blood whereby antibodies ...

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by Babybel56
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood donors and receipients
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Re: There is no HIV?? But there is AIDS??

... the lymph nodes where the technology was just emerging to count in the blood. Less than half the patients exhibited the antibodies, which were a ... the real 'medication' because they were becoming so ill they required transfusions for anemia, and they began to share; as patients became progressively ...

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by junkscientists
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: There is no HIV?? But there is AIDS??
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Gene's and Allele's when to use each?

... in the population. For example, at the gene locus for ABO blood type proteins in humans[2], classical genetics recognizes three alleles, IA, IB, and IO, that determines compatibility of blood transfusions. Any individual has one of six possible genotypes (AA, AO, BB, BO, ...

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by kolean
Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:10 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Gene's and Allele's when to use each?
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Rh Sensitization and Blood Transfusions

If an O negative mother becomes sensitized by exposure to her positive blood type fetus' blood during pregnancy, how does that affect the mother in the future if she needs a blood transfusion? My OB GYN said that if I became sensitized that it would be very ...

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by ejmagdaleno
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Rh Sensitization and Blood Transfusions
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