Explain why blood of type B is not given to someone with blood type A during a blood transfusion.

Explain why blood of type B is not given to someone with blood type A during a blood transfusion.Category: ImmunologyExplain why blood of type B is not given to someone with blood type A during a blood transfusion.
Emily SmithEmily Smith Staff asked 5 months ago

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Emily SmithEmily Smith Staff answered 5 months ago

A person who is blood group A recognises red blood cells of type B as non-self and produces anti-B antibodies. These will cause clotting of the transferred blood which could be fatal.

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