White Blood Cell Examination?
I want a white blood donor for my friend’s parents. But they say they need Group A white blood cells. Like that. Is my white blood cell also Group A or not?
Hello, Qutren Nada. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
First of all, we need to ask a number of things related to the question you are asking. What is the reason for the need for transfusion in patients? What is meant by white blood cell transfusion is granulocytes (currently rarely used) or whole blood transfusion?
Blood type is an important thing that must be considered before transfusing. If the transfusion uses blood groups that are not appropriate, the immune system of the blood recipient can fight donated blood, causing serious and life-threatening transfusion reactions.
ABO blood classification is based on the type of antigen (protein) present on the surface of red blood cells. For example, in people with blood type A, there is antigen A on the surface of their red blood cells. In people with blood type AB, there are A and B antigens on their red blood cells. In people with blood type O, there are no antigens on their blood cells.
People with O blood can only be given O blood transfusion. People with blood type AB can receive O, A, B, or AB red blood cell transfusions. People with blood type A cannot receive blood type B or AB. People with blood type B cannot receive blood type A or AB.
For transfusions of blood products other than red blood cells, including whole blood, platelets, and cryoprecipitate, it is still recommended to use the appropriate blood type. This is especially important if the patient has repeated transfusions or has a history of transfusion reactions.
Do not hesitate to consult with a doctor or specialist in internal medicine regarding blood transfusions. To enrich insight, you can read articles about blood transfusions. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.