What are the racial predilections of alloimmunization from transfusions?

Updated: Sep 08, 2017
  • Author: Douglas Blackall, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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Individuals from ethnic minority groups have an increased risk of alloimmunization from transfusion because notable differences exist in the frequency of blood group antigens between races. Efforts to increase the blood supply from minority donors are essential to reduce the frequency of alloimmunization in these groups.

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