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Person with blood group AB is considered as universal recipient because he has
  • Both A and B antigens on RBC but no antibodies in the plasma

  • Both A and B antibodies in the plasma

  • No antigen or RBC and no antibody in the plasma

  • Both A and B antigens in the plasma but no antibodies

Answer

A.

Both A and B antigens on RBC but no antibodies in the plasma

Blood group AB is universal recipient because the person with AB blood group has both A and B antigens or RBC but no antibodies in the plasma. Other blood groups and their genotypes are



Blood Group

Antigen(s) Present on the RBC

Antibodies Present in Serum

Genotypes

A

Antigen – A

Anti – b

AA/AQ

B

Antigen –B

Anti – a

BB/BO

C

None

Anti – a and b

O

Blood group AB is universal recipient because the person with AB blood group has both A and B antigens or RBC but no antibodies in the plasma. Other blood groups and their genotypes are



Blood Group

Antigen(s) Present on the RBC

Antibodies Present in Serum

Genotypes

A

Antigen – A

Anti – b

AA/AQ

B

Antigen –B

Anti – a

BB/BO

C

None

Anti – a and b

O