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Blood transfusion Confusion

  1. Dec 27, 2013 #1
    I'm really confused about blood transfusion, I know that O group is a universal Donner but how since it has both antibodies A,B, why doesn't agglutination happen? For an example o group is donated to an individual with A blood group why doesn't the antibody A of O group cause Agglutination in the recipient blood since a got antigenes A
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2013 #2

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  4. Dec 28, 2013 #3
    I can't understand how can O group be donated to any other group without transfusion ??
     
  5. Dec 28, 2013 #4

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    You don't donate blood to another blood group - you donate it to a blood bank.
    You mean you don't understand how O blood can be transfused into a patient with another blood type - ever?

    It is because type O has neither A nor B antigen.
    http://anthro.palomar.edu/blood/ABO_system.htm
     
  6. Dec 28, 2013 #5
    Yes I mean how can it be given to another patient of another blood group without agglutination
     
  7. Dec 28, 2013 #6

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    Well...

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    There's two parts to blood typing.
     
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  9. Dec 28, 2013 #8

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    This might help, the rest of the page has additional useful information.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_type#Universal_donors_and_universal_recipients
     
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