ACUTE HEMOLYTIC REACTION BY ANTI-Wra: CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE HEMOVIGILANCE DATABASE OF A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

Wra is the most common LIA in white population. The incidence of Wra antigen in Spanish population has been estimated to be 1 in 785 in blood donors, while anti-Wra was found in 2.7% and 3.6 % of healthy donors and transfused patients respectively. Severe, even fatal hemolytic transfusion reactions and hemolytic disease of the newborn caused by anti-Wra have been reported. Since the reagent red blood cells used for antibody screening usually lack Wra antigen, the anti-Wra is not detected and hemolytic reaction could occur if transfusion is performed by type and screen approach.