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Does Blood Group Affect Pregnancy?

Does Blood Group Affect Pregnancy?

21 February 2018

Every day, around the world, blood typing is routinely used during pregnancy. The reason? Well, there’s a small risk that an unborn child might have a different blood group from the mother. If t…

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What’s Your Blood Group?

What’s Your Blood Group?

25 January 2018

You’re probably aware of eight basic blood types: A, AB, B and O, each of which can be either ‘positive’ or ‘negative’. That’s important, because a patient that re…

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The Journey of a Red Blood Cell

The Journey of a Red Blood Cell

6 October 2017

Red Blood Cells (also known as Erythrocytes), are cellular components of blood. There are millions of them within the human body and their sole purpose is to carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues thr…

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Blood Vessel Diseases

Blood Vessel Diseases

11 September 2017

Blood Vessel disease is characterised by the narrowing of the arteries and veins because of a build-up of fatty deposits, which impacts the blood supply around the body. Although more common in indivi…

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Coombs Control Cells Function

Coombs Control Cells Function

3 August 2017

Coombs Control Cells are a red cell product used for a variety of reasons including: To ensure that AHG tests with negative results are not false-negatives. To ensure that AHG reagent was not…

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