Prevention of Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn (HDN)
HyperRHO® S/D (RhO[D] immune globulin [human]) is an immune globulin. When administered properly, HyperRHO S/D can prevent HDN, assuming that the mother does not already have Rh-positive antibodies in her system. HyperRHO S/D has high levels of specific antibodies against Rh-positive blood cells. When injected, HyperRHO S/D destroys any Rh-positive red blood cells that may have entered the mother's body. The injection also prevents the mother's immune system from further producing Rh-positive antibodies, hence protecting the baby from contracting HDN.1 If you are expecting, talk to your doctor about HDN and HyperRHO S/D.