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Proteins produced by white blood cells that attack antigens on foreign cells
A substance that the body recognizes as foreign
How many common red blood cell antigens are there?
Over 30 common red blood cell antigens
How do they do blood type lab test?
Using artificial antibodies to react to the antigens on the blood cells
What antigens cause the most reactions during transfusion
The ABO and Rh blood group antigens
What is Type AB blood?
Its has both A and B antigens
- Has no A and B antibodies
What is Type A blood?
It has A antigens
- Has B antibodies
What is Type B blood?
It has B antigens
- Has A antibodies
What is Type O blood?
It has no A and B antigens
- Has A and B antibodies
Which blood type is the universal recipient?
Type AB blood
Which blood type is the universal donor?
Type O blood
What blood type can Type B blood receive?
Type B and Type O
What blood type can Type A blood receive?
Type A and Type O