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Plasma and Rh factor compatability

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I've been doing some reading and have seen that donor compatibility for blood plasma is essentially the opposite as for RBC's. For plasma, AB is considered the universal donor, where O is the universal recipient. I cannot find any information about Rh compatibility for plasma transfusions. Is Rh factor considered when infusing plasma? Is it the same concept as RBC transfusion?

Thankyou, and please correct me if I'm wrong.

EDIT- whoops... "compatibility"

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ckh23 has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER/ICU/STICU.

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RH factor is generally not considered for FFP because there are so few RBCs in the FFP. You are correct in that the FFP compatibility is opposite from RBC's because it has to do with the antibodies and not the antigen.

http://books.google.com/books?id=LWd_ReCjVcYC&pg=PA41&lpg=PA41&dq=ffp+rh+compatibility&source=bl&ots=ZCJnZfWtHb&sig=phPDL9xM5eYe1GtC-UgTx8aX3XM&hl=en&ei=E8LXTd61EMuatwf8yrnoDg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCoQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=ffp%20rh%20compatibility&f=false

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Esme12 is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma.

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I've been doing some reading and have seen that donor compatibility for blood plasma is essentially the opposite as for RBC's. For plasma, AB is considered the universal donor, where O is the universal recipient. I cannot find any information about Rh compatibility for plasma transfusions. Is Rh factor considered when infusing plasma? Is it the same concept as RBC transfusion?

Thankyou, and please correct me if I'm wrong.

EDIT- whoops... "compatibility"

These links say it all.....

http://faculty.matcmadison.edu/mljensen/BloodBank/lectures/crossmatch.htm

http://www.pathology.med.umich.edu/bloodbank/manual/bb_chart/index.html

http://www.scbcinfo.org/publications/bulletin_v4_n1.htm

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