The Blood Group Antigen FactsBook

3rd Edition

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

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<


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About the Author

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


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