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Matching a donor's blood and a patient's blood is critical in transfusions. If someone with type A blood receives type B, he may have a severe homiletic reaction. This can destroy many of his red cells and quickly kill him. While blood-typing and cross matching are now routine, errors do occur. Every year people die of homiletic reactions.
Matching a donor's blood and a patient's blood is critical in transfusions. If someone with type A blood receives type B, he may have a severe hemolytic reaction. This can destroy many of his red cells and quickly kill him. While blood-typing and cross matching are now routine, errors do occur. Every year people die of hemolytic reactions.

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Q: What would happen if you were to have a blood transfusion and you were given the wrong blood type?
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What would happen if you did not have a blood transfusion?

you would die

What would happen if you lost a lot of blood?

You would either die or need a blood transfusion

What would happen if someone received a water trasfusion instead of a blood transfusion?

The person would eventually die if they received a water transfusion instead of a blood transfusion. It would most likely be a slow and painful death.

What would happen if a blood transfusion is dripping slowly?

it coagulates.

What would happen to you if you lost 3 pints of blood?

You would most likely need a transfusion after losing three pints of blood.

What happens if a person with AB blood is given a transfusion of type A blood?

Type AB blood does not carry any antibodies in the plasma that would react against any of the other ABO alleles. If given Type A blood after a sucessful cross-matching, the recipient of the blood will be better for having the transfusion.

What would happen if a person with O negative blood received a transfusion of O positive?

This person should only receive blood from a person of the same blood group. If the person did get this transfusion, a hemolytic transfusion reaction will occur after a secondtransfusion from the same Rh+. This person is now has made D antibodies and those will cause the blood to clot.

What would be the reason a person may not be able to be given a blood transfusion during an operation?

Because they are a Jehovah's witness.

Why is it necessary to match the donors and the recipiants blood before a transfusion is given?

If you combine different blood types, the red blood cells would destoy each other.

What would happen if you gave someone with type B negative blood transfusion with type B positive blood?

When incompatible types are mixed, the red blood cells clump, and that this immunological reaction occurs when the receiver of a blood transfusion has antibodies against the donor blood cells. (Including Rh factor).

What would happen if type A blood was given to a person who has type B blood?

People with type A blood have A antigens on their blood cells and anti-B antibodies floating throughout their blood. People with type B blood however have B antigens and anti-A antibodies. When the type A person receives a transfusion from the type B person, the anti-B antibodies will attack the incoming B antigen laced blood cells, marking it for removal by the rest of the immune system.

What happens if a person is given the wrong blood during transfusion?

It's most likely that the person would die because their body would reject the blood, and it would be just as effective as filling the person with water.

Are new allergies possible following a blood transfusion?

You could be allergic to the blood which was transfused, but this would have been noticed shortly after the transfusion. The antibodies in the transfused blood will quickly dissipate, so the answer to your question is no. You will not develop new allergies after a blood transfusion.

What is the most compatIble blood type?

Blood Type O. It is nicknamed the world donor because it would work with any blood transfusion. But no other blood type besides O can be given to a person with O blood type.

Where do the blood go if you have a transfusion but your hemoglobin is still low?

Hemoglobin is the fluid that transports blood cells. If you get a transfusion of red blood cells, they would be in the hemoglobin even if it is low.

What would happen if type B blood was given to a person who has type A blood?


What does adverse transfusion event mean?

"Adverse" means harmful or unfavorable, and transfusion probably refers to blood transfusion--so a negative reaction to a blood transfusion? The term is very vague; without context it's hard to say exactly what this would mean.

What could happen if a person with type a blood receives a transfusion of type b blood?

It would actually be very harmful, and considering the already weakened state of someone who is in need of a transfusion, they could die. This is because his or her immune system would consider the Type B blood as an invader, and would try kill it. The Type B blood would also contain immune system cells, which would think that the Type A blood was invading it, so the Type B blood would kill the Type A blood cells. Thus, not only would the person not receive any benefit, but they would lose even more of their blood cells.

Why is it important to know a persons blood type before they are given a blood transfusion?

Because the blood cells would be diffrent causing a clot which stop the blood passing through the artery which could cause brain damage and even death.

Why is medication not allowed to be infused into the blood transfusion set while a blood transfusion is going on?

Every blood transfusion carries the risk of allergic reaction, to anaphylactic shock, even if blood type is perfectly matched. If medication was also infused along with the blood, and the patient had an allergic reaction, it would be impossible to tell which sustance was causing the reaction: the blood? or the medication? Remember that every transfusion reaction can be deadly. As well, some meds may break down blood components. Therefore, never inject IV meds into a transfusion tubing or combine medications into a blood transfusion set.

How much liquid in iv blood bag?

Typically when people refer to a blood bag they mean a transfusion of packed red blood cells. A transfusion of one unit of packed red blood cells would be approximately 250 mL.

Why would someone after blood transfusion bleed out of ears nose and vomit?

they would because its not their own blood and they are not yet used to the new blood

What can you get instead of a blood transfusion?

well you can as a Jehovah witness in you town they would no

What will happen if the blood groups are interchanged?

ABO red cells transfused to incompatible recipients would illicit an acute hemolytic transfusion reaction, with the potential for renal failure and/or death.

What transfusion would i give if i had type B blood?

to blood group B and AB.