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Tag: Blood Type

Mutuini High School

Nairobi RBTC mobile clinic will be receiving donations from members of staff and students at Mutuini Secondary School in Dagoretti.

PCEA St Andrews Church Blood Drive

The St Andrews church will play host to NBTS as we receive blood donations from the members of the church and the area residents. Join us in saving the lives of those who need blood and blood products by donating blood. It’s safe and it saves.

Kenyatta University, Main Campus Blood Drive

NBTS will be receiving blood donations from the KU fraternity where we will be conducting a three-day blood drive at Kenyatta University Main Campus. Feel free to join us in giving a new lease of life to those who need blood and blood products by donating blood. It’s safe and it saves.

East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) Blood Drive

East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) will play host to Nairobi RBTC who will be receiving blood donations from members of staff at EABL. Join us in saving the lives of those who need blood and blood products by donating blood. It’s safe and it saves.

Blood Group Basics

Approximately A total of 36 human blood group systems exist with 346 antigens which are now recognized by the International Society of Blood Transfusion.  The two most important blood group systems are ABO and the Rhesus (Rh) blood group systems which are used to determine someone’s blood group which may be A, B, AB and O, with +, − . Rhesus positive individuals i.e. A+ ,B+, AB+ and O+ poses Rh antigen on the surface of their cells while Rhesus negative individuals i.e. A-, B-, AB- and O- do not pose Rh antigen on the surface of their cells. The presence or absence of rhesus antigen does not mean presence or absence of a disease pathogen or infection.

For safety in blood transfusion, patients receiving blood must have their blood groups matched with compatible blood group from blood donors as illustrated in the table below.

 

Blood Type Donate Blood To Receive Blood From
A+ A+ AB+ A+ A-O+ O-
O+ O+ A+ B+ AB+ O+ O-
B+ B+ AB+ B+ B- O+ O-
AB+ AB+ Everyone
A- A+ A- AB+ AB- A-     O-
O- Everyone O-
B- B+ B- AB+ AB- B-     O-
AB- AB+ AB- AB- A- B- O-

 

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