04.09.2013 Feature Article


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Studies that have been carried out on blood groups with the Rh factor have indicated that, except in extreme emergencies, a wife should receive a blood transfusion from her husband only after the childbearing period is over. There are indications in patients that have been studied that show the mother's serum to contain antibodies which cause clumping of the red blood cells of both the baby and the husband's previously donated blood, indicating that she had been sensitized to something in those cells. This occurred after transfusion from the husband. Such findings would indicate that, from the practical point of view, the possible sensitization of women to an unusual blood type with unfortunate results in a future child are greatly enhanced by the use of the husband's blood in transfusion. Since it has been common practice for the husband to act as a donor when the wife needs blood, these findings are of extreme importance.

Blood transfusion is a highly effective form of therapy and has saved the lives of incalculable numbers of people suffering from shock, hemorrhage, or blood diseases. Blood transfusion is employed routinely in cases of surgery, trauma, gastrointestinal bleeding, and in childbirths that involve great loss of blood. Blood donors save lives and there is no artificial or laboratory engineered blood for donation hence the need to equip our blood banks with enough stocks so that our patient don't suffer in times of emergences looking for donors.

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Editor's Note:

The chief problem in any community cursed with cancers is not the punishment of the condition, but lack of sensitization of the community members from being trained to avoid cancers.

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