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Blood Type, Why a concern about Rh factor and not ABO group

Patient: If a mom is Rh negative and baby is Rh positive, mom can produce harmful antibodies and baby can suffer the consequences. Why does the same concern not exist for the A,B,O blood groups? For example, mom is type O and baby is type AB.

 

 

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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