Medical & HealthImportance of Blood Typing and Cross Matching

Importance of Blood Typing and Cross Matching

Importance of Blood Typing and Cross Matching

Importance of blood typing and cross matching is important to a person who may receive a blood transfusion to avoid the person’s immune system from attacking the transfused blood.   The are eight different common blood types that are determined by the presence or lack of certain antigens.

Why is all this important ?

In an emergency medical situation, knowing your blood type can save precious time in receiving needed medical care.

Don’t know your blood type ?

Did you know that if you donate blood with the American Red Cross that not only will you be helping replenish the blood bank supply but they will also tell you your blood type for free.   Find a location near you (Click Here)

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Click here to read about the importance of blood typing and cross matching:

http://www.redcrossblood.org/learn-about-blood/blood-types

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