RhoD Immune Globulin

An Rh-negative mother can become sensitized to Rh antigen during delivery of an Rh-positive infant. This sensitization may lead to Rh hemolytic disease in future newborns. Rho(D) immune globulin (RhoGAM) is a preparation of human IgG that contains a high titer of antibodies against the Rh(D) red cell antigen. Rho(D) immune globulin functions to prevent the mother from becoming sensitized to the Rh antigen by binding to and destroying fetal red blood cells that have entered her blood. It is generally given at 28 weeks of pregnancy and within 72 hours after delivery. Rh incompatibility can be identified with routine blood tests.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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