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THE DISTRIBUTION OF ABO BLOOD GROUPS AMONG BASRAH GOVERNORATE POPULATION

Zuhair A ALBarazanchi --- Talib A Al-Buslimy --- Dhamia K Suker

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2010 Volume: 16 Issue: 2 Pages: 102
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

ABO blood grouping is currently considered as one of the essential immunological tests donebefore many clinical interventions; on the top of them are clinical blood transfusion procedures.In a period of 14 months, 620 blood samples were collected from normal individuals including294 males & 326 females after demographic study of each one. Samples were tested for ABOgrouping using the standardized methods.Results were analyzed statistically using the SPSS analytical system. Results showed thatblood group O was the most prevalent type among the whole Basrah Governorate, in all itsdistricts & among both sexes, while the blood groups B & A came next, where as B group was alittle bit higher in the whole sample of the Governorate & among females while the A was a littlebit higher among males. The AB blood group was the least of the four among all. There waslittle variation in the distribution of the four blood groups among the different regions of BasrahGovernorate but with conservation of the above mentioned graduation. Those results werecomparable to the results registered in some neighboring countries, but differ more or less fromother far countries.

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THE DISTRIBUTION OF ABO --- BLOOD GROUPS --- BASRAH