Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rare Blood Types

The Bloodbook website lists rare ethic-related blood types. Here is an example of the most common blood types in the most often seen rare ethnic categories:

African American Blacks - U- and Duffy-
American Indians and Alaskan Native peoples – RzRz
Pacific Island peoples and Asians - Jk ( a- b- )
Hispanics - Di ( b- )
Russian Jews - Dr ( a- )
Whites - Kp ( b- ) and Vel

This means, of course, that minority and diverse populations play a critical role in meeting the constant need for blood for diversity.

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