Canterbury DHB


Use of Anti-D

Use of Anti-D in Rh(D) Negative Individuals who have Received Rh(D) Positive Blood Components

If an Rh(D) negative person, especially a female of childbearing potential, is exposed to D positive Red Blood Cells, prophylactic anti-D needs to be considered to prevent alloimmunisation to the D antigen.

Please discuss with a TMS/Haematologist.

See the Transfusion Medicine Handbook 2016 (NZBS), sections 5.3.6 and 6.8, for further information on the use of Anti-D.

About this Canterbury DHB document (5138):

Document Owner:

Steve Gibbons (see Who's Who)

Last Reviewed:

June 2019

Next Review:

June 2022


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Topic Code: 5138