Frequency of ABO and Rh blood groups in Healthy Donors

Muhammad Iqbal
2009 Journal of Rawalpindi Medical College  
To document the frequency of ABO and Rh blood groups in volunteer non-remunerated blood donors of Rawalpindi/ Islamabad Methods: Record of blood donors from Jamila Sultana Thalassaemia Foundation was analyzed for ABO and Rh blood groups from Sept 2005 to Mar 2008. . Double/multiple entries were excluded. Results: Among voluntary blood donors 3519(79.5%) were males and 907(20.5%) were females. Blood group B+ve was the most frequent (31.2%). AB -ve was the least frequent (0.6%). Frequency of
more » ... . Frequency of Blood groups A+ve, AB+ve, O+ve, A-ve, B-ve, and O - ve was 21.5%, 9.8%, 29.7%, 1.8%, 2.9%, and 2.5% respectively. The percentage of Rh+ and Rh- blood groups was 92.2% and 7.8% respectively. Conclusion: Blood group B+ was commonest and AB- was least frequent among donors. Rh+ blood group was 92.8%. There was no significant difference in males and female donors
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