A newborn blood transfusion provides blood to an infant who has
anemia because of problems caused by
Rh sensitization or other reasons.
The blood transfusion adds red blood cells that restore the baby’s
health until new red blood cells can be produced.
If the newborn has severe
jaundice, an exchange transfusion may be done. An
exchange transfusion removes some of the newborn's blood and provides
Rh-negative blood at the same time.
October 20, 2011
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
& William Gilbert, MD - Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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