question 1

A woman with sickle cell anaemia is found to have an Anti-U alloantibody during her pregnancy booking bloods. She does not currently require blood. Later in the pregnancy she is found to have placenta praevia.

  1. How will you manage this patient’s pregnancy?

  2. What options do you have to source blood for this patient, and what would be your preferred choice? 

  3. Could you use a relative as a directed donor?

  4. What are the risks to the baby and how will you manage these?