Rh-positive


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Rh-positive

(är′āch-pŏz′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Containing an Rh factor.
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Kumar and Gani [14] have found blood group O and Rh-positive members.
Initial observation: A blood donor, who historically phenotyped as group O Rh-negative, now phenotypes as group O Rh-positive. The unit was quarantined and 1 mL of EDTA anticoagulated whole blood was provided for serological and molecular investigations.
Rhesus disease is rare because 85 per cent of people are Rh-positive. Badee was however Rh-negative.
To prevent this, women who are Rh-negative who have had an Rh-positive baby should receive an injection of "Rh- immunoglobulin" within 72 hours after giving birth, having an abortion or miscarrying.
Thus, an Rh-negative woman who previously developed anti-Rh antibodies during a pregnancy with an Rh-positive fetus may transmit those antibodies to a subsequent Rh-positive fetus.
Rh immunization is vital even for a woman who is not planning another pregnancy, because Rh-negative people who carry anti-Rh antibody are at risk if they receive a transfusion of Rh-positive blood.
The bone marrow donor was her 12-year-old brother, who was genotypically identical to the patient with respect to HLA-A, B, C, and DR but was mismatched with regard to blood type (donor: A Rh-positive; recipient: O Rh-positive.
Rh incompatibility is less of a problem for the blood supply because about 84 percent of Americans are Rh-positive and even someone who is Rh-negative can withstand one accidental infusion of Rh-positive blood without having a severe reaction.
People who have the protein on their red blood cells are deemed Rh-positive; those who don't are Rh-negative.
The mothers were Rh-negative, but the fathers were Rh-positive, which was genetically dominant, so that their offspring were Rh-positive also.
In 1989 the Ramsey pediatric service began automatically testing the cord blood of infants of mothers with type O, Rh-positive blood to determine type, Rh-factor, and DAT status.
In some cases, a miscarriage or stillbirth may occur when a woman with Rh-negative blood conceives a child by a man with Rh-positive blood, according to Dr.