A blood transfusion to treat the effects of
Rh sensitization on the fetus can be done before
birth. During the transfusion,
Rh-negative blood that is compatible with the fetus's
blood type is given to the fetus. The fresh blood provided by the transfusion
replaces the red blood cells that have been destroyed by the mother’s immune
A blood transfusion can also be given to the infant shortly after
October 20, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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