Which of the following proposed blood transfusions would cause agglutination and therefore NOT be advisable?
1. AB+ African American female receiving blood from O- Chinese man
2. An O+ homosexual HIV-negative male getting blood from his HIV-positive Universal Recipient partner
3. Universal Donor giving blood to a Universal Recipient
4. An O negative individual receiving blood from any other blood type
5. O+ mother giving her blood to her A+ infant
6. AB- teenage skateboard boy receiving blood from his A+ girlfriend
Blood compatibility is determined by the presence of antigens on the surface of red blood cells (ABO antigen and rhesus factor protein) and the antibodies in the blood plasma. Determining the proper match of blood before transfusion is necessary to prevent unnecessary complications such as thrombosis, stroke, heart attack, and circulatory shock.
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The blood transfusions that would cause agglutination are:
2. An O+ homosexual HIV-negative male getting blood from his HIV-positive Universal...
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The Rh blood group system is a classification system for blood based on the presence or absence of Rh antigen. Individuals who possess the Rh antigen are considered Rh positive, whereas individuals who do not carry the antigen are considered Rh negative. Learn about blood groups, the Rh blood group system, Rh negative blood, and the effect of Rh factor in erythroblastosis fetalis.