The prevalence of immunization to Duffy antigens in a population of known racial distribution.


A retrospective study at our hospital determined the race or ethnicity of patients seen in an 8-year period who had formed antibodies to Duffy antigens. During that time, 9876 serologic investigations had been performed as a result of a positive direct or indirect antiglobulin test. Among these samples, sera from 45 previously transfused or pregnant… (More)