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blood group

n.
Any of several immunologically distinct, genetically determined classes of human blood that are based on the presence or absence of certain antigens and are clinically identified by characteristic agglutination reactions. Also called blood type.

blood group

n
(Medicine) any one of the various groups into which human blood is classified on the basis of its agglutinogens. Also called: blood type

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n.
any of various classes into which human blood can be divided according to immunological compatibility based on the presence or absence of specific antigens on red blood cells. Also called blood type. Compare ABO system, Rh factor.
[1915–20]

blood group

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Noun1.blood group - human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigensblood group - human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
group A, type A, A - the blood group whose red cells carry the A antigen
group B, type B, B - the blood group whose red cells carry the B antigen
group AB, type AB, AB - the blood group whose red cells carry both the A and B antigens
group O, type O, O - the blood group whose red cells carry neither the A nor B antigens; "people with type O blood are universal donors"
Rh positive, Rh-positive blood type - the blood group (approximately 85% of people) whose red cells have the Rh factor (Rh antigen)
Rh negative, Rh-negative blood, Rh-negative blood type - the blood group whose red cells lack the Rh factor (Rh antigen)
Translations
krevní skupina
blodtype
veriryhmä
krvna grupa
血液型
혈액형
blodgrupp
กลุ่มเลือด
nhóm máu

blood group

ngruppo sanguigno

blood group

فَصِيلَةُ الدَّم krevní skupina blodtype Blutgruppe ομάδα αίματος grupo sanguíneo veriryhmä groupe sanguin krvna grupa gruppo sanguigno 血液型 혈액형 bloedgroep blodtype grupa krwi grupo sanguíneo группа крови blodgrupp กลุ่มเลือด kan grubu nhóm máu 血型
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Group O RBCs contain neither A nor B antigens and can be transfused safely into recipients of any ABO blood group in most of the cases.
For example, 25 per cent of Asians are blood group B compared to eight per cent of western Europeans.
It is known as the universal blood type and can be given to patients with any blood group.
Daniels (Bristol Institute for Transfusion Services) and Bromilow (DiaMed AG) describe the ABO, Rh, Kell, Duffy, Kidd, MNS, Diego, and Lewis blood group systems, and explain the clinical significance of blood group antibodies causing hemolytic transfusion reaction and hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn.
We found a statistically significant higher prevalence of blood group A in patients with gastric cancer compared with that of 2 control groups.
Compared with people having blood group O, their chances of suffering heart disease were raised by 23%.
Daily Mirror columnist Brian, said: "It was horrible when I found out that I was a different blood group to Phil, which meant I couldn't give him one of my kidneys.
Donors with blood group O negative are commonly known as the "universal donor"' as their blood can be given to patients with a different blood group, which can prove vital in an emergency.
Donors with blood group O-negative are commonly known as the "universal donor" as their blood can be given to patients with a different blood group.
However, blood group AB has been linked to inflammation, which plays an important role in artery damage.
This means the baby can have the mother's blood group, the father's blood group or the combination of the genes can result in a different group from both parents.
After inspecting the case in less than five minutes First Lt Kanji asked all other police officers in the operations room if any one of them had an O-negative blood group and was willing to help the woman by donating blood to save her life," Warrant Officer Faraj told Gulf News.