Rh-negative blood


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Synonyms for Rh-negative blood

the blood group whose red cells lack the Rh factor (Rh antigen)

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The practice you describe is certainly a common, if not the prevailing, standard for the reasons that you indicate: Rh-negative blood is in short supply, and the most critical needs are for pregnant women and newborns.
Kim Gun-shik of Tokyo Korean Christian Church in Japan and his wife was born with this same incompatibility of the Rh-negative blood group, or erythroblastosis fetalis.
Eventually researchers hope to be able to take all donated blood and produce type O, Rh-negative blood, the "universal donor" blood that can't harm anyone who receives it.
In some cases, a miscarriage or stillbirth may occur when a woman with Rh-negative blood conceives a child by a man with Rh-positive blood, according to Dr.
If the woman has Rh-negative blood and her fetus has Rh-positive, there's a risk the mother will develop antibodies to the fetus's blood, causing life-threatening problems for the fetus.
Rh-negative blood is in particularly short supply, she said.
Both were born in the same month and year and both received blood, but Ruth Harris Rogers had type A, Rh-positive blood and Ruth Smith Rogers had type A, Rh-negative blood.
Beijing United also organized the first-of-its-kind blood drive for foreigners in China in order to collect RH-negative blood (fewer than one percent of all Chinese have RH-negative blood, so supplies are hard-to-find).
This resulted in unnecessary outdating of Rh-negative blood units.
Scheduled donors should keep their appointments to donate since there is a continued need for blood components such as platelets and plasma as well as for Rh-negative blood types.