Race-related red cell alloantibody problems.

  title={Race-related red cell alloantibody problems.},
  author={P. D. Issitt},
  journal={British journal of biomedical science},
  volume={51 2},
  • P. D. Issitt
  • Published 1994 in British journal of biomedical science
Some years ago differences in red cell blood group phenotypes among individuals of different ethnic backgrounds were of little moment to blood transfusion services. This was because in many instances the ethnic group of the majority of patients closely matched that of the donor pool. The dramatic population movements of the last 20-30 years have changed this situation. Now it is not uncommon for a transfusion service whose donors are primarily European Caucasian in ancestry to be required to… CONTINUE READING

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