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1

What does group A Rh- blood mean?

A-antigens on red cell membranes
Anti-B antibodies in plasma
Doesn't have rhesus D antigen

2

What does group AB Rh+ blood mean?

A and B antigens on red cell membranes
No antibodies in plasma
Has rhesus D antigen

3

What blood can be given to anyone?

O Rh-

4

What does group O blood mean?

No antigens on red cell membranes
Anti-A and Anti-B antibodies in plasma

5

What blood products are there?

Whole blood
Platelets
Granulocytes
Fresh frozen plasma
Cryoprecipitate

6

What cryoprecipitate used for?

Source of fibrinogen
Factor VIII
vWF

7

What happens to blood to give someone red cells

Filtered
Anticoagulant added
Re-suspended in SAG-M
Stored at 2-6º
35 day shelf life

8

What happens to make a platelet sample?

Pooled from 4 donors or done by apheresis from single donor
Stored at room temperature
Constantly agitated

9

Where does fresh frozen plasma come from?

• From men to avoid risk of transfusion reaction risk
• Plasma from countries with low CJD risk for recipients born after 1996
• Frozen at -25º and stored for 36 months
• Used for clotting deficiencies

10

What can cause haemolysis when giving blood products?

Wrong A or B antigen
Rapid intravascular haemolysis
Inflammatory cytokines
Circulatory collapse and renal failure
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