The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook


  • Marion Reid, New York Blood Center, New York, U.S.A.
  • Christine Lomas-Francis, New York Blood Center, New York, U.S.A.
  • Martin Olsson, Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University Lund, Sweden

The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook - winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Internal Medicine - has been an essential resource in the hematology, transfusion and immunogenetics fields since its first publication in the late 1990s.The third edition of The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook has been completely revised, updated and expanded to cover all 33 blood group systems. It blends scientific background and clinical applications and provides busy researchers and clinicians with at-a-glance information on over 330 blood group antigens, including history and information on terminology, expression, chromosomal assignment, carrier molecular description, functions, molecular bases of antigens and phenotypes, effect of enzymes/chemicals, clinical significance, disease associations and key references.
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Researchers in transfusion medicine, immunohematology, hematology, immunogenetics, red blood cell markers, medical technologists, those working in transfusion services, physiscians, biochemists, cell biologists, pathophysiologists


Book information

  • Published: September 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415849-8


Praise for the first edition: "This compact paperback has quickly become the most valued and useful resource in my blood banking and immunohematology library....the books primary usefulness is as a reference resource. However, it is highly readable and skimming its' tables and figures will be an enjoyable, painless way to update your information about blood group antigens. Once you start reading this unique compilation of facts and information about blood group antigens, you will not be able to stop until you read the last page." -IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY "A welcome reprieve to those of us who do not have a comprehensive reprint collection, and need to locate data rapidly with the minimum of fuss...[the authors] have met the challenge and the end result is a book that should jostle for space on the bookshelf of everyone with even a casual interest in red blood cells and blood group antigens." -TRANSFUSION MEDICINE

Table of Contents

Section I: Introductory Chapters 

Section II: The Blood Group Systems and Antigens

  • ABO Blood group system
  • MNS Blood group system
  • P1PK Blood Group System
  • Rh Blood Group System
  • Lutheran Blood Group System
  • Kell Blood Group System
  • Lewis Blood Group System
  • Duffy Blood Group System
  • Kidd Blood Group System
  • Diego Blood Group System
  • Yt Blood Group System
  • Xg Blood Group System
  • Scianna Blood Group System
  • Dombrock Blood Group System
  • Colton Blood Group System
  • Landsteiner-Wiener Blood Group System
  • Chido/Rodgers Blood Group System
  • Hh Blood Group System
  • Kx Blood Group System
  • Gerbich Blood Group System
  • Cromer Blood Group System
  • Knops Blood Group System
  • Indian Blood Group System
  • OK Blood Group System
  • RAPH Blood Group System
  • JMH Blood Group System
  • I Blood Group System
  • GLOB Blood Group System
  • GIL Blood Group System
  • RhAG Blood Group System
  • FORS Blood Group System
  • JR Blood Group System
  • LAN Blood Group System
  • Cost Blood Group Collection
  • Ii Blood Group Collection
  • Er Blood Group Collection
  • Globoside Blood Group Collection
  • Unnamed Blood Group Collection
  • Vel Blood Group Collection
  • MN CHO Blood Group Collection
  • The 700 Series of Low-Incidence Antigens
  • The 901 Series of High-Incidence Antigens

Section III: Other Useful Facts