• Medicine
  • Published in Immunohematology 2006

In search of red blood cells for alloimmunized patients with sickle cell disease.

@article{Flickinger2006InSO,
  title={In search of red blood cells for alloimmunized patients with sickle cell disease.},
  author={Cynthia Flickinger},
  journal={Immunohematology},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          136-42
        }
}
Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) typically require transfusions with RBC components, which exposes them to numerous, possible foreign antigens and potentially causes them to produce an antibody or antibodies to the antigens they lack. As transfusion of these patients increases, the likelihood that they will produce an initial antibody or additional antibodies increases. Once a clinically significant antibody is produced, units of RBCs that lack the associated antigen should be transfused… CONTINUE READING

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