New publication from the Red Cell Immunogenetics and Blood Group Terminology Working Party


The Working Party on Red Cell Immunogenetics and Blood Group Terminology recently published its report of the Dubai, Copenhagen and Toronto meetings in Vox Sanguinis. As a result, 15 new blood group antigens were added to 8 blood group systems. One antigen was made obsolete based on additional data. Consequently, the current total of blood group antigens recognized by the ISBT is 360, of which 322 are clustered within 36 blood groups systems. The remaining 38 antigens are currently unassigned to a known system. Clinically significant blood group antigens continue to be discovered, through serology/sequencing and/or recombinant or genomic technologies. To visit the Working Party page, click here.