ABO and Rh blood group genotypes in a cohort of Saudi stem cell donors
Int J Immunogenet.
Alzahrani M1,2,3, Jawdat D2,3, Alaskar A1,2,3, Cereb N4, Hajeer AH1,3.
1 Department of Oncology, King Abdulaziz Medical City, MNGHA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2 King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, MNGHA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
3 College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
4 Histogenetics, Ossining, NY, USA.
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The ABO and rhesus (Rh) blood group antigens are the most frequently studied genetic markers in a large group of people. Blood type frequencies vary in different racial/ethnic groups. Our objective was to investigate the distribution of the ABO and rhesus (Rh) blood groups by molecular typing method in a population of Saudi stem cell donors. Our data indicate that the most common blood group in our population is group O followed by group A then group B, and finally, the least common is group AB.