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Following the success of the World Health Day 2000 with the theme 'Blood Saves
Lives', 14th June is observed as the
World Blood Donors Day. The date coincides with the birth date of Karl Landsteiner, who discovered the ABO blood group system.
Red blood cells or erythrocytes are present in the blood and contain certain proteins on their surface. These proteins are called antigens. The plasma which is the liquid part contains antibodies which will attack certain antigens if they are present. There are various types of red blood cell antigens - the ABO and
Rhesus types are the most
important. By the time a person is six months old, he naturally will have developed antibodies against the antigens his red blood cells lack.
Many generous Indians nationwide have become involved in the blood donation campaign. Together with the help of Several NGO's these blood heroes are ensuring that the safest possible blood is readily available whenever and wherever needed. However, barely a fraction of those who can give do.
Blood and blood products are very precious, and it is the
responsibility of individuals to learn about who can be
blood donor and who
The famous Austrian scientist Dr. Karl Landsteiner made the discovery of human blood groups in 1901 and divided blood group into four categories being A, B, AB, O. He came to win the Nobel Prize for his discovery.
We have devised a calculator, which will give the probabilities for your child's blood group in just 3 simple steps.
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