Question: What happens when blood types are incompatible but still mix?

Hemolytic transfusion reactions can cause the most serious problems, but these are rare. These reactions can occur when your ABO or Rh blood type and that of the transfused blood do not match. If this happens, your immune system attacks the transfused red blood cells. This can be life-threatening.Hemolytic transfusion reactions can cause the most serious problems, but these are rare. These reactions can occur when your ABO or Rh blood type and that of the transfused blood do not match. If this happens, your immune system attacks the transfused red blood cells. This can be life-threatening.

What are the consequences of mismatched blood transfusion?

Immediate effects of hemolytic transfusion reaction develop within a few minutes or hours after the start of transfusion and may include chills, fever, hives, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, tightness in the chest, chest and back pain, low blood pressure.

What blood types do not mix?

For example:People with type A blood will react against type B or type AB blood.People with type B blood will react against type A or type AB blood.People with type O blood will react against type A, type B, or type AB blood.People with type AB blood will not react against type A, type B, type AB, or type O blood.May 27, 2020

What happens if a wrong blood type is given?

Transfusion with the wrong blood type can cause a severe reaction that may be life-threatening. If you have many blood transfusions, you are more likely to have problems from immune system reactions. A reaction causes your body to form antibodies that attack the new blood cells.

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