Articles  |   December 2018
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Articles   |   December 2018
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ASA Monitor 12 2018, Vol.82, 60-61.
ASA Monitor 12 2018, Vol.82, 60-61.
A 20-year-old man arrives at your trauma center suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. His blood pressure is 68/38 mm Hg and his heart rate is 137 beats/min. He is diaphoretic and pale. Unbeknownst to you, he has a group B blood type. You initiate a massive transfusion protocol and receive type O red blood cells and type A plasma from the blood bank. According to a recent retrospective study regarding type A plasma and ABO compatibility, which of the following statements is most likely true about his outcome after receiving incompatible group A plasma compared with receiving compatible plasma?
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