Blood Groups - Glossary

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Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on May 27, 2017
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Glossary

Blood: The blood is the fluid in the body that contains red and white cells as well as platelets, proteins, plasma and other elements. It is transported throughout the body by the circulatory system.

Blood Type: A category used to describe a person's blood according to the kinds of proteins present on the surface of the red blood cells.

Antigen: A substance that induce an immune response in the body.

Hemolytic disease: Hemolytic disease of the newborn is a condition in which an excessive number of red blood cells in the fetus are destroyed by the mother''s antibodies. It is typically caused by Rh incompatibility.

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gayatri27

My mother blood group B and my father is A then my blood group is O HOW IS POSSIBLE?

Guest

It seems "A" can be genetically AO, and "B" can be BO, such that the offspring, which gets one letter from each parent, can be OO.

My father -o grp my mother _b grp am I possible ab group have check various many possible ans please verify thks

raghav721

My Mom and Dad are A blood group. But I am A-ve! Is it possible ?

asia31

Hi im a 32 year old black make and I have type A2 blood type can someone explain to me about that blood type..

Rlodha

I wish to know the procedure or the process of testng the Blood Group

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