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Administration of Rh Immune Globulin (RhoGAM, RhIG) to Prevent Alloimmunization After Administering Platelets from an Rh-Positive Donor to an Rh-Negative Patient

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Sometimes it is necessary to transfuse platelets from an Rh-positive donor to an Rh-negative recipient. The amount of red blood cells in a platelet pool is sufficient to alloimmunize the patient, especially if multiple units are given. Rh Immune Globulin (RhoGAM, RhIG) can be given to prevent alloimmunization.

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