Blood group matching before blood transfusion

Asked by keshrialok12 | 3rd Dec, 2019, 02:44: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Blood group matching is a must before blood transfusion as giving the correct blood to a patient during a transfusion is vitally important.
  • This means making sure that the donor’s blood is compatible with the patient’s blood, to minimise reactions during a transfusion and avoid any catastrophic consequences. 
  • If blood is given to a patient that has a blood type that is incompatible with the blood type of the blood that the patient receives, it can cause intravenous clumping in the patient's blood which can be fatal.
 

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 5th Dec, 2019, 11:09: AM