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Not really no. Most blood transfusions we think about are red blood cells or platelets, which don't have the immune function you're asking for. That's a good thing. Usually, if there are white blood cells in the transfused blood, the host's immune system will recognize them as foreign and destroy them. Remember, your cells all look like foreign invaders ...


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The blood type of people is determined by proteins which are anchored into the surface of the red blood cells. Cells can either express the A, B, A and B or no marker, resulting in the blood groups A, B, AB and 0. People which have a certain blood type (for example A) have antibodies against the other blood type (in this case B). This will lead to the ...


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As mentioned in other answers, the problems with accomplishing this are manifold but primarily relate to the immune systems of the donors and recipient. While it may seem like anastomatizing the circulatory systems of ten donors to one recipient splits the load, in effect you're creating 2048 different donor-recipient relationships. This is a case where more ...


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Blood can be stored as whole blood or packed red blood cells. The constituents of each are different. Which one will be used varies based on the patient, the availability and the situation. Whole blood (not necessarily warm) is used more often when there is massive blood loss, as it contains all the components of blood: clotting factors, platelets, plasma, ...


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No. When a different blood type is introduced in the body, the host immune system recognizes the foreign blood as non-self and attacks it. The transfused blood becomes useless, and the potentially massive immune reaction can cause shock, which itself can be fatal. More details in the book Blood Groups and Red Cell Antigens, which can be found at the NCBI ...


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What determines blood types is the type of antigens found on the surface of the blood. A blood cells have A antigens on their surface, B has B antigens, AB has both, and O has no antigens. What is an antigen? According to Wikipedia: an antigen (Ag), or antibody generator, is any substance which provokes an adaptive immune response. An antigen is a ...


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