Blood Typing

Blood typing can determine an individual's blood type. Blood types are categorized in four ways: Type A, Type B, Type AB, Type O. It can also determine if an individual's blood is Rh + (positive) or Rh - (negative). Blood types need to be identified for blood transfusions and transplants. Rh is important to know for a pregnant woman. A Rh incompatibility between a pregnant woman and the father requires the woman to receive treatment to prevent substances from developing that could negatively affect the developing baby.

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