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05 July 2011

RH incompatibility

Rh incompatibility develops when the mother, having a Rh–negative blood type and the father, having a Rh-positive blood type produce a foetus whose blood type is Rh-positive.

The Rhesus, or Rh factor is a substance found on the surface of red blood cells. If your blood contains Rh0 (D) molecules, you are considered to be Rh-positive, otherwise as Rh-negative if it is absent.

Sources: mdguidlines.com; MedlinePlus

 
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