Rare Blood Donors

Rare Blood DonorsRare Blood Donors

The number of active rare blood donors has reached 1,000 at the national database of Immunohematology Reference Laboratory at the Iran Blood Transfusion Organization, said laboratory director Dr. Mostafa Moqaddam. “There are two types of rare blood types, one with several low-incidence negative antigens, and the other with one negative high-incidence antigen,” he told IRNA on Friday. There are 200 minor blood groups and 600 known antigens besides the popular A, B and Rh. A rare blood donor match occurs one in every 1,000. The IBTO’s reference laboratory stores 170 RBC (red blood cells) units of frozen rare blood types at -80°c.

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