Anti D immunoglobulin works by rapidly destroying any blood cells from your baby, that have entered your circulation before you can make any antibodies. It is important to administer Anti D immunoglobulin in all cases of abortion or other cases where there is the potential for blood to transfer from the foetal circulation into the maternal (mothers) circulation if the mother is RhD negative, to prevent formation of antibodies, which causes a whole range of possible complications in future pregnancies.

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