HOW DOES ANTI-D WORK?
When a mother with Rh (D) negative blood becomes pregnant with a baby that has Rh (D) positive blood, there’s a risk her immune system will create antibodies that attack the unborn baby’s red blood cells. This can cause deadly Haemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN), which can lead to serious complications for the baby during pregnancy, and even death. Only treatments made from anti-D plasma can prevent HDN. Source: Australian Red Cross Blood Service