Frazer, Michele L. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Lexington, Kentucky.
Last reviewed:July 2021
- Human blood
- Animal blood
- Clinical crossmatching
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A laboratory test performed prior to a blood transfusion to determine whether donor blood is compatible with the recipient's blood. Choosing a blood donor who is compatible with the recipient is vital. Therefore, crossmatching between the donor and recipient is performed to decrease the risk of an immunological reaction in the recipient when donor blood is administered (see illustration). See also: Blood; Immunology; Transfusion; Transplantation biology
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