Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

BRIEF REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42--43

A profile of rare bloods in India and its impact in blood transfusion service


Sanmukh R Joshi1, K Vasantha2 
1 Institute of Health Sciences, Muscat, Oman
2 National Institute of Immunohaematology, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanmukh R Joshi
Advanced Medical & Dental Institute (IPPT), Universiti Sains Malaysia, No: 6, Tingkat 1, Lot 13; Persiaran Seksyen 4/9, Bandar Putra Bertam, 13200 Kepala Batas, Pulau Penang, Malaysia

From transfusion point of view, a rare blood is the one which lacks a high-frequency antigen as well as the one who lacks multiple common antigens and such blood donations help in transfusion to those recipients having alloantibodies to corresponding antigens. In India, we have about four such kinds of phenotypes potential enough to pose problems in providing blood to the recipients having these phenotypes. Besides, there are other four kinds of rare bloods that pose seldom problems in blood supply, though some of these may cause problems in interpretation of results on assigning proper blood groups for a person.


How to cite this article:
Joshi SR, Vasantha K. A profile of rare bloods in India and its impact in blood transfusion service.Asian J Transfus Sci 2012;6:42-43


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Joshi SR, Vasantha K. A profile of rare bloods in India and its impact in blood transfusion service. Asian J Transfus Sci [serial online] 2012 [cited 2023 Feb 8 ];6:42-43
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