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What is the clinical risk of accepting anti-D/RhoGAM (made from pooled blood), and are there any non-blood alternatives?

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Since RhoGAM (anti-D) is made from pooled blood from multiple donors, what is the clinical risk-benefit analysis of accepting or refusing it, and are there any non-blood alternatives for those who object to 'blood components' for this purpose?
asked Sep 18, 2013 in Conditions and Treatments by david_tx (120 points)
retagged Jul 22, 2016 by david_tx

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RhoGam is given to RH negative women carrying an RH positive fetus to prevent antibody formation by the woman's body against the fetus.  Antibodies formed in the woman can have a deadly effect on the current fetus and may in fact cause all subsequent RH positive fetuses to abort spontaneously.  Refusing RhoGAM therefore might lead to a series of still born infants.  My suggestion is for you to thoroughly research the consequences.
answered Oct 2, 2013 by Jo Valenti RN (180 points)

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