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The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780125865852, 9780080476155

The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook

2nd Edition

Authors: Marion Reid Christine Lomas-Francis
Paperback ISBN: 9780125865852
eBook ISBN: 9780080476155
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th September 2003
Page Count: 584
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Table of Contents

Introduction Aims of this FactsBook Selection of Entries Terminology Organization of the Data Blood Group System Sheets Terminology Expression Gene Database accession numbers Amino acid sequence Carrier molecule Molecular basis of antigens Function Disease association Phenotypes Molecular basis of phenotypes Comments References Blood Group Antigen Sheets Terminology Occurrence Antithetical antigen Expression Molecular basis associated with antigen Effect of enzymes and chemicals on intact RBCs In vitro characteristics of alloantibody Clinical significance of alloantibody Autoantibody Comments References Blood Group Collections The 700 Series of Low Incidence Antigens The 901 Series of High Incidence Antigens ABO Blood group system MNS Blood group system P 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 Cost Blood Group Collection Ii Blood Group Collection Er Blood Group Collection Globoside Blood Group Collection Unnamed Blood Group Collection The 700 Series of Low Incidence Antigens The 901 Series of High Incidence Antigens Antigen based facts Autoantibody based and drug facts Clinically useful information Blood group system and protein based facts Lectins and Polyagglutination information Gene based information Useful definitions Index


The second edition of The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook provides key information relating to human red blood cell membrane components carrying blood group antigens, the molecular basis of the antigens, their serological characteristics, and the clinical significance of blood group antibodies. The data on this group of molecules has expanded greatly since the previous edition was published five years ago. Topics include: history and information on terminology, expression, chromosomal assignment, carrier molecule description, molecular basis of antigens, effect of enzymes/chemicals, clinical significance, disease association, phenotypes, glycotypes and key references.

Key Features

  • Over 250 fully updated entries on blood group antigens, formatted on single pages for easy use
  • Inclusion of RHAG blood group system and over twenty new antigens
  • Basic science paired with clinical applications to give context to information
  • Full-color illustrations, gene maps and charts
  • Both traditional and ISBT-sanctioned naming conventions included


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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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

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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.