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The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780124158498, 9780240821306

The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook

3rd Edition

Authors: Marion Reid Christine Lomas-Francis Martin Olsson
Paperback ISBN: 9780124158498
eBook ISBN: 9780240821306
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th September 2012
Page Count: 758
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Table of Contents



Useful Websites

SECTION I: The Introductory Chapters

1. Introduction

Aims of this FactsBook

Selection of entries



2. Organization of the data

ISBT Blood Group Systems

ISBT Blood Group Antigens

ISBT Blood Group Collections

ISBT 700 Series of Low-Incidence Antigens

ISBT 901 Series of High-Incidence Antigens


SECTION II: The Blood Group Systems and Antigens

ABO. ABO Blood Group System

A Antigen

A1 Antigen

MNS. MNS Blood Group System

M Antigen

N Antigen

S Antigen

s Antigen

U Antigen

He Antigen

Mia Antigen

Mc Antigen

Vw Antigen

Mur Antigen

Mg Antigen

Vr Antigen

Me Antigen

Mta Antigen

Sta Antigen

Ria Antigen

Cla Antigen

Nya Antigen

Hut Antigen

Hil Antigen

Mv Antigen

Far Antigen

sD Antigen

Mit Antigen

Dantu Antigen

Hop Antigen

Nob Antigen

Ena Antigen

ENKT Antigen

‘N’ Antigen

Or Antigen

DANE Antigen

TSEN Antigen

MINY Antigen

MUT Antigen

SAT Antigen

ERIK Antigen

Osa Antigen

ENEP Antigen

ENEH Antigen

HAG Antigen

ENAV Antigen

MARS Antigen

ENDA Antigen

ENEV Antigen

MNTD Antigen

P1PK. P1PK Blood Group System

P1 Antigen

Pk Antigen

NOR Antigen

RH. Rh Blood Group System

D Antigen

C Antigen

c Antigen

e Antigen

f Antigen

CX Antigen

V Antigen

EW Antigen

Hr0 Antigen

hrS Antigen

VS Antigen

CG Antigen

CE Antigen

Rh26 (c-like) Antigen

cE Antigen

Rh32 Antigen

Rh33 Antigen

HrB Antigen

Rh35 Antigen

Evans Antigen

Rh39 Antigen

Rh41 Antigen

Rh42 Antigen

Crawford Antigen

Nou Antigen

Sec Antigen

STEM Antigen

FPTT Antigen

MAR Antigen

BARC Antigen

JAHK Antigen

DAK Antigen

LOCR Antigen

CENR Antigen

CEST Antigen

CELO Antigen

CEAG Antigen

LU. Lutheran Blood Group System

Lua Antigen

Lub Antigen

Lu3 Antigen

Lu4 Antigen

Lu5 Antigen

Lu6 Antigen

Lu7 Antigen

Lu8 Antigen

Lu9 Antigen

Lu11 Antigen

Lu12 Antigen

Lu13 Antigen

Lu14 Antigen

Lu16 Antigen

Lu17 Antigen

Aua Antigen

Aub Antigen

Lu20 Antigen

Lu21 Antigen

LURC Antigen

KEL. Kell Blood Group System

K Antigen

k Antigen

Kpa Antigen

Kpb Antigen

Ku Antigen

Jsa Antigen

Jsb Antigen

Ula Antigen

K11 Antigen

K12 Antigen

K13 Antigen

K14 Antigen

K16 Antigen

K18 Antigen

K19 Antigen

Km Antigen

Kpc Antigen

K22 Antigen

K23 Antigen

K24 Antigen

VLAN Antigen

TOU Antigen

RAZ Antigen

VONG Antigen

KALT Antigen

KTIM Antigen

KYO Antigen

KUCI Antigen

KANT Antigen

KASH Antigen

KELP Antigen

KETI Antigen

KHUL Antigen

LE. Lewis Blood Group System

Lea Antigen

Leb Antigen

Leab Antigen

LebH Antigen

ALeb Antigen

BLeb Antigen

FY. Duffy Blood Group System

Fya Antigen

Fyb Antigen

Fy3 Antigen

Fy6 Antigen

JK. Kidd Blood Group System

Jka Antigen

Jkb Antigen

Jk3 Antigen

DI. Diego Blood Group System

Dia Antigen

Dib Antigen

Wra Antigen

Wrb Antigen

Wda Antigen

Rba Antigen

WARR Antigen

ELO Antigen

Wu Antigen

Bpa Antigen

Moa Antigen

Hga Antigen

Vga Antigen

Swa Antigen

BOW Antigen

NFLD Antigen

Jna Antigen

KREP Antigen

Tra Antigen

Fra Antigen

SW1 Antigen

DISK Antigen

YT. Yt Blood Group System

Yta Antigen

Ytb Antigen

XG. Xg Blood Group System

Xga Antigen

SC. Scianna Blood Group System

Sc1 Antigen

Sc2 Antigen

Sc3 Antigen

Sc4 Antigen

STAR Antigen

SCER Antigen

SCAN Antigen

DO. Dombrock Blood Group System

Doa Antigen

Dob Antigen

Gya Antigen

Hy Antigen

Joa Antigen

DOYA Antigen

DOMR Antigen

DOLG Antigen

CO. Colton Blood Group System

Coa Antigen

Cob Antigen

Co3 Antigen

Co4 Antigen

LW. Landsteiner-Wiener Blood Group System

LWa Antigen

LWab Antigen

LWb Antigen

CH/RG. Chido/Rodgers Blood Group System

Ch1 Antigen

Ch2 Antigen

Ch3 Antigen

Ch4 Antigen

Ch5 Antigen

Ch6 Antigen

WH Antigen

Rg1 Antigen

Rg2 Antigen

H. H Blood Group System

H Antigen

XK. Kx Blood Group System

Kx Antigen

GE. Gerbich Blood Group System

Ge2 Antigen

Ge3 Antigen

Ge4 Antigen

Wb Antigen

Lsa Antigen

Ana Antigen

Dha Antigen

GEIS Antigen

GEPL Antigen

GEAT Antigen

GETI Antigen

CROM. Cromer Blood Group System

Cra Antigen

Tca Antigen

Tcb Antigen

Tcc Antigen

Dra Antigen

Esa Antigen

IFC Antigen

WESa Antigen

WESb Antigen

UMC Antigen

GUTI Antigen

SERF Antigen

ZENA Antigen

CROV Antigen

CRAM Antigen

CROZ Antigen

KN. Knops Blood Group System

Kna Antigen

Knb Antigen

McCa Antigen

Sla Antigen

Yka Antigen

McCb Antigen

Vil Antigen

Sl3 Antigen

KCAM Antigen

IN. Indian Blood Group System

Ina Antigen

Inb Antigen

INFI Antigen

INJA Antigen

OK. Ok Blood Group System

Oka Antigen

OKGV Antigen

OKVM Antigen

RAPH. Raph Blood Group System

MER2 Antigen

JMH. John Milton Hagen Blood Group System

JMH Antigen

JMHK Antigen

JMHL Antigen

JMHG Antigen

JMHM Antigen

JMHQ Antigen

I. I Blood Group System

I Antigen

GLOB. Globoside Blood Group System

P Antigen

Gill. Gill Blood Group System

GIL Antigen

RHAG. Rh-Associated Glycoprotein Blood Group System

Duclos Antigen

Ola Antigen

DSLK Antigen

RHAG4 Antigen

FORS. FORS Blood Group System

FORS1 Antigen

JR. JR Blood Group System

Jra Antigen

LAN. Lan Blood Group System

Lan Antigen

Collections. Blood Group Collections

Csa Antigen

Csb Antigen

Ii. Ii Blood Group Collection

i Antigen

ER. Er Blood Group Collection

Erb Antigen

Er3 Antigen

GLOB. Globoside Blood Group Collection

PX2 Antigen

210. Unnamed Blood Group Collection

Led Antigen

VEL. Vel Blood Group Collection

Vel Antigen

ABTI Antigen

MN CHO. MN CHO Blood Group Collection

Hu Antigen

M1 Antigen

Tm Antigen

Can Antigen

Sext Antigen

Sj Antigen

700 Series. The 700 Series of Low-Incidence Antigens

700 Series of Low-Incidence Antigens

901 Series. The 901 Series of High-Incidence Antigens

Ata Antigen

Emm Antigen

AnWj Antigen

Sda Antigen

PEL Antigen

MAM Antigen

SECTION III: Other Useful Facts

Section III. Other Useful Facts

Usefulness of the effect of enzymes and DTT on antigens in antibody identification

Effect of acid on antigen expression

Effect of chloroquine diphosphate on antigen expression

Substrate specificity of selected enzymes for peptide and CHO bonds

Mixed Field Agglutination may be observed in:

Blood group antigens absent (altered) on selected RBC phenotypes

Biosynthetic pathways

Antigens with lactosylceramide as a precursor

High prevalence antigens absent (and selected phenotypes) in certain ethnic populations

Low-prevalence antigens present in certain ethnic populations

Clinical significance of some alloantibodies to blood group antigens

Characteristics of some blood group alloantibodies

Antigen-negative prevalence for some polymorphic antigens

Potentially useful information for problem-solving in immunohematology

Alloantibodies that may have in vitro hemolytic properties

Conditions associated with suppression (sometimes total) or with alteration of antigen expression

Causes of apparent in vivo hemolysis

Target antigen suppression

Drugs associated with immune hemolytic anemia and/or positive DAT in which drug-dependent antibodies were detected

Drugs associated with cases of immune hemolytic anemia and/or positive DAT caused by drug-independent antibodies (autoantibodies)

Drugs associated with the detection of non-immunologic protein adsorption onto RBCs

Blood group systems and their gene products

Proteins altered on Rhnull RBCs

Blood Group Proteins, Mr, abundance, and selected reactive monoclonal antibodies (MAbs)

Changes in numbering of nucleotides and amino acids

Some causes of pseudo-discrepancies between genotype and phenotype

Chromosomal location of genes encoding or influencing the expression of blood groups

Some lectins and their simple specificities

Polyagglutination types, and the expected reactions with group O^ RBCs and lectins

Diagrammatic representation of Cad, Tn, T, Tk, and acquired B




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.

Key Features

  • Highly Commended 2013 BMA Medical Book Award for Internal Medicine
  • Includes more than 330 entries on blood group antigens in individual factsheets
  • Offers a logical and concise catalogue structure for each antigen in an improved interior design for quick reference
  • Written by three international experts from the field of immunohematology and transfusion medicine


Researchers in transfusion medicine, immunohematology, hematology, immunogenetics, red blood cell markers, medical technologists, those working in transfusion services, physiscians, biochemists, cell biologists, pathophysiologists


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BMA Medical Book Award 2013: Internal Medicine - Highly Commended, British Medical Association


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

Ratings and Reviews

About the Authors

Marion Reid

Affiliations and Expertise

New York Blood Center, New York, U.S.A.

Christine Lomas-Francis

Affiliations and Expertise

New York Blood Center, New York, U.S.A.

Martin Olsson

Affiliations and Expertise

Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund University Lund, Sweden