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classification system for the antigens of human blood; used in blood transfusion therapy; four groups are A and B and AB and O ABO blood group system , ABO group , ABO system
procedure in which blood is drawn and separated into its components by dialysis; some are retained and the rest are returned to the donor by transfusion apheresis , pheresis
acute (sometimes fatal) form of viral hepatitis caused by a DNA virus that tends to persist in the blood serum and is transmitted by sexual contact or by transfusion or by ingestion of contaminated blood or other bodily fluids hepatitis B , serum hepatitis
viral hepatitis clinically indistinguishable from hepatitis B but caused by a single-stranded RNA virus; usually transmitted by parenteral means (as injection of an illicit drug or blood transfusion or exposure to blood or blood products) hepatitis C
incompatibility of Rh blood types; a transfusion of Rh-positive blood given to a Rh-negative person (or vice versa) can result in hemolysis and anemia Rh incompatibility
blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people; if an Rh-negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh-positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia Rh , rhesus factor , Rh factor
reaction of the body to a transfusion of blood that is not compatible with its own blood; an adverse reaction can range from fever and hives to renal failure and shock and death transfusion reaction
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