Transfusion reaction - hemolytic

Blood transfusion reaction

A hemolytic transfusion reaction is a serious complication that can occur after a blood transfusion. The reaction occurs when the red blood cells that were given during the transfusion are destroyed by the person's immune system. When red blood cells are destroyed, the process is called hemolysis.

There are other types of allergic transfusion reactions that do not cause hemolysis.

Surface proteins causing rejection

A complication of blood transfusion where there is an immune response against the transfused blood cells.

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