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Human Blood Groups, 2nd Edition

Geoff Daniels

ISBN: 978-1-405-14007-2 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 576 Pages


Human Blood Groups is a comprehensive and fully referenced text covering scientific and clinical aspects of red cell surface antigens, including:

  • serology

  • inheritance

  • biochemistry

  • molecular genetics

  • biological functions

  • clinical significance in transfusion medicine

Over a century has passed since Landsteiner discovered the human blood groups, making the practice of blood transfusion possible. Yet, in the six years since the first edition of Human Blood Groups was published, new blood groups have been discovered, several blood group genes have been cloned, and the molecular backgrounds of numerous blood group variants have been worked out. All this new information has made the production of a second edition of Human Blood Groups timely.

This book is an essential reference source for all those working in the field of blood transfusion and blood banking.



Some abbreviations used.

1 Human Blood Groups: Introduction, Terminology, and Functions.

2 ABO, H, and Lewis systems.

3 MNS Blood Group System.

4 P Blood Groups.

5 Rh Blood Group System.

6 Lutheran Blood Group System.

7 Kell Blood Group System.

8 Duffy Blood Group System.

9 Kidd Blood Group System.

10 Diego Blood Group System.

11 Yt Blood Group System.

12 Xg Blood Group System.

13 Scianna Blood Group System and the Radin Antigen.

14 Dombrock Blood Group System.

15 Colton Blood Group System.

16 LW Blood Group System.

17 Chido/Rodgers Blood Group System.

18 Gerbich Blood Group System.

19 Cromer Blood Group System.

20 Knops Blood Group System and the Cost Antigens.

21 Indian Blood Group System and the AnWj Antigen.

22 Ok Blood Group System.

23 RAPH Blood Group System.

24 JMH Blood Group System.

25 Ii Antigens and Cold Agglutination.

26 Er Antigens.

27 Low Frequency Antigens.

28 High Frequency Antigens.

29 Sid Antigen.

30 HLA (Human Leucocyte-Associated) Class Antigens on Red Cells.

31 Polyagglutination and Cryptantigens.

32 Blood group gene mapping.


"This is an excellent reference book for those of us who work in the world of blood groups, whether in research or in reference laboratories. As with the first edition, the second edition of Human Blood Groups provides readily accessible information on all aspects of blood group antigens and their relevance in transfusion medicine." Immunohaematology

"This is one of the most comprehensible books that I have ever read on any subject within the world of Transfusion Science, and i would reiterate that, even if your book budget is minute, this is the one to buy." British Blood Transfusion Society Newsletter

* Contains latest information on the genes for various blood groups
* More information on the functional aspects of blood groups
* Integrates serology with molecular biology - combines the basic understanding at the genetic level with a cellular understanding of the red blood cell membrane
* Highlights the importance of blood group antibodies in transfusion medicine