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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

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