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What do the red blood cells do?
transport oxygen to, and remove carbon dioxide from, the body tissues
Differences in human blood are due to the presence or absence of certain protein molecules called?
antigens and antibodies
According to the ABO blood typing system there are four different kinds of blood types:
A, B, AB or O
If you belong to the blood group A, you have what antigens on the surface of your red blood cells?
If you belong to the blood group B, you have What antigens on the surface of your red blood cells?
If you belong to the blood group AB, you have both what antigens on the surface of your red blood cells?
A and B
If you belong to the blood group O (null), you have neither what antigens on the surface of your red blood cells?
A or B
If you belong to the blood group O (null), you have both what antibodies in your blood plasma?
A and B
Step four in blood typing:
The agglutination indicates the blood has reacted with a certain antibody.
Step five in blood typing:
Therefore it is not compatible with blood containing that kind of antibody.
Step six in blood typing:
If the blood does not agglutinate, it indicates that the blood does not have the antigens binding the special antibody in the reagent.
Step seven in blood typing:
If you know which antigens are in the person's blood, it's easy to figure out which blood group he or she belongs to!
What is happening when the blood clumps or agglutinates?
For a successful blood transfusion, ABO and Rh blood groups must be compatible between donor and patient.
If not, the red blood cells from the donated blood will clump or agglutinate.
Agglutinated red cells can
clog blood vessels and stop the circulation of the blood to various parts of the body.
Transfusions will work if?
a person who is receiving blood has blood that doesn't have any antibodies against the donor blood's antigens.
But if a person who is receiving blood has antibodies matching the donor blood's antigens, the red blood cells in the donated blood will what?
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