ABO and Rh Blood Groups Distribution in Yozgat City, Turkey
Çiğdem Kader 1 * , Sadiye Yolcu, Beyzanur Doğan, Münire Pınarbaşlı, Bilal İlanbey, Ayşe Erbay
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1 Bozok University, Deparment of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Yozgat, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objective: In this retrospective study, we included 5257 healthy participants who admitted to Yozgat Government Hospital Blood Bank and Bozok University Blood Bank for several reasons to determine A, B, 0, AB blood groups and Rhesus (Rh) positivity ratios between January 2007 and April 2013.
Methods: We recorded their blood group types, age and gender from the hospital data. 2430 females, 2827 males totally 5257 participants were included to our study.
Results: 2330 (44.3%) persons were A blood group, 837 (15.9%) were B group, 1665 (31.7%) were 0 and 425 (%8.1) were AB group. Rh positivity ratio of our study group was 88%. Blood group frequency of Yozgat city is similar to other cities and the general population of our country, Turkey.
Conclusion: Knowing the blood group is important for the blood recruitment in our region.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 2, 169-172


Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

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