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Criminal Case Study Type O Blood

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Let’s say a 16 year old boy with Type O- blood is involved in a motor vehicle accident and is in desperate need of blood. He has Type O- blood. His RBC’s don’t have any proteins on their surface. But remember we said that our bodies have antibodies or ammunition against the proteins that are not our own. So, his blood contains antibodies against A proteins, B proteins, and the Rh factor. We don’t want his body to adversely react with the donor’s blood. If his body attacks the transfused blood cells, the transfusion would be null and void. So, in this case, it would only be safe to give the patient Type O-blood. This example illustrates why the patient could only receive Type O blood because (point to slide) his blood would clump with
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