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antigen

antigen

Anything that can trigger an immune response.
blood transfusion

blood transfusion

Process of putting blood or blood products from one person into the circulatory system of another person.
Rhesus factor

Rhesus factor

Aspect of blood type that tells whether or not a person has the Rh antigen on the surface of their red blood cells.
universal donors

universal donors

People with type O blood; they do not have any antigens on their red blood cells and, therefore, can donate blood to people with any blood type.
universal recipients

universal recipients

People with type AB positive blood; they do not make any anti-A or anti-B antibodies and, therefore, can receive any blood type.

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