Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86--87

Transfusion reaction in a case with the rare Bombay blood group


Hayedeh Javadzadeh Shahshahani1, Mohamad Reza Vahidfar2, Seyed Ali Khodaie3 
1 Blood Transfusion Research Center, High Institute for Research and Education in Transfusion Medicine, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Hematology and Oncology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Yazd, Iran
3 Yazd Regional Blood Transfusion Center, Yazd, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Hayedeh Javadzadeh Shahshahani
Yazd Blood Transfusion Center, Abu Zar Square, Safaeiyeh, Yazd, 8915913971
Iran

Bombay phenotype is extremely rare in Caucasian with an incidence of 1 in 250,000. When individuals with the Bombay phenotype need blood transfusion, they can receive only autologous blood or blood from another Bombay blood group. Transfusing blood group O red cells to them can cause a fatal hemolytic transfusion reaction. In this study, we report a case with the rare Bombay blood group that was misdiagnosed as the O blood group and developed a hemolytic transfusion reaction. This highlights the importance of both forward and reverse typing in ABO blood grouping and standard cross-matching and performing standard pretransfusion laboratory tests in hospital blood banks.


How to cite this article:
Shahshahani HJ, Vahidfar MR, Khodaie SA. Transfusion reaction in a case with the rare Bombay blood group.Asian J Transfus Sci 2013;7:86-87


How to cite this URL:
Shahshahani HJ, Vahidfar MR, Khodaie SA. Transfusion reaction in a case with the rare Bombay blood group. Asian J Transfus Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];7:86-87
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