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What would happen if you were to have a blood transfusion and you were given the wrong blood type?

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October 09, 2013 11:53AM

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.