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Can O type blood be transfused with A or B type?

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I have in my possession a chart that a childrens hospital uses to show that certain types of blood can be transfused with certain other types but not all. For instance, I discussed this with a doctor this specific chart used and she said that type "O" can be tranfused with a patient cross matched as "A" or "B" but not A positive or negative. I have neber heard of this and am wondering if it is true or are they playing Russian roulet?

asked Mar 20, 2013 in Conditions and Treatments by anonymous
recategorized Mar 20, 2013 by LarryEitel

I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and I ask that question because of a young witness with luekemia has had blood forced on her because of the legal system. Three times over a few mo ths she was given rbc's and each time it was a different type. Her mother caught this. They freely admitted that it was because of a shortage of her type in their bank. Seems to me they a liably a loose cannon.

What happened to the leukemia person? Did she sue?

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This is a common but outdated belief of many doctors. If it is not the same type ( and according to many Experts there are hundreds each with own subtypes ) then Yes they are playing Russian roulette with you.

They are deliberately giving you the wrong type. Asking that question on a bloodless medicine site you must be aware of all the dangers of transfusions-even of the'right type'  

Watch Primum Non Nocere-1st do no harm at asiageographics ( $9 to watch $19 to download )

What is more interesting is that your own blood once it leaves your body for more than 2 or 3 hours -"Is Not The Same" -chemical changes are already taking place -not to your benefit.  -Sherrie R.N. director at Englewood

Over 50 years ago it was known by some that blood is as individualistic as fingerprints - you can't match that.

Watch both parts of a Caucus New Jersey show online at youtube   http://www.youtube.com/user/pnutts27/videos  - I had permission to upload it there.

You can also watch 2 videos at Englewood Hospital's website   quickest way there is type www.bloodlessmed.com   - video links are on right side.

answered Mar 26, 2013 by pnutts (1,820 points)
I am a witness. But where a child is forced by the law to be transfused there is not much we can do about. I am involved with this very thing and the child has been given 3 different blood types and the hospital defends this with the chart that I referred to. There reason is a shortage of blood. This makes me think that they can be liable if there is a sevre transfusion reaction.
Some courts are still old school in that they take everything doctors say as the truth.

However this has been changing - You Have to Give them the proof.

2 of the sponsors of this site are children's hospitals and paraphrasing from one of them "Those most harmed by transfusions are the very young.... those whose whole life is ahead of them"

Legal action-yes it maybe possible if and If you can prove they -the doctors mislead the courts ( it is rare to be able to sue a judge ) and deliberately ignored current medical knowledge. Children's hospitals have been treating children bloodlessly on a regular basis for over 20 years in the U.S. as part of a Formal Bloodless Program for children.

Doctors have their prejudices too, as do judges,- plus they have had the religious mantra drummed into them since childhood that "give blood save a life" which is now known not to be true.  Primum Non Nocere -First Do No Harm video  Dr. Bruce Spiess-  Virginia Comonwealth Hospital
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No. A Professor of Biology taught me that when blood transfusions were first given at the turn of the 20th century during warfare, none of the blood was typed! There were many illnesses that happened after. Whether they were connected to blood or weakened the populace so that illness could spread easier is something to consider. I have been told that the Red Cross saves people's blood so that they can use it if needed during surgery...ask around about that.
answered May 14, 2013 by 21stCentury (630 points)

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