Blood Types. A B AB O. Four major types of blood . A, B, AB, and O . Inherited from parents. Determined by presence or absence of an ANTIGEN on the surface of the red blood cell. Universal Donor O. Antigens. Blood protein Located on the surface of the red blood cell.
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A B AB O
Universal Recipient AB
Bone marrow does not produce enough red and white blood cells
Caused by drugs or radiation therapy
Chronic blood disease inherited from both parents
Causes the red cells to form in abnormal sickle shape
Sickle cells break easily and carry less oxygen
Occurs primarily in African Americans
Treatment – blood transfusion
Not enough platelets
Blood will not clot properly
Overproduction of immature white blood cells
Research on cord blood.
Cord blood has immunity producing stem cells, is easy to transplant, and does not cause rejection
He/she would develop Rh antibodies
An Rh negative mother
White blood cell count is low
Sickle cell anemia