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ISBT Sci Ser. 2016 Aug;11(2):118-122. doi: 10.1111/voxs.12280. Epub 2016 Jun 27.

International society of blood transfusion working party on red cell immunogenetics and terminology: report of the Seoul and London meetings.

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1
Department of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Office for Medical Services, Lund, Sweden.
2
University of Campinas/Hemocentro, Campinas, Brazil.
3
Jiangsu Province Blood Center, Nanjing, China.
4
Bristol Institute for Transfusion Sciences, NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK.
5
Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
6
Department of Transfusion Medicine, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA.
7
Blutspende Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
8
Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
9
Australian Red Cross Blood Services, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.
10
American Red Cross Blood Services, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
11
New York Blood Center, New York, NY, USA.
12
Grifols, San Marcos, TX, USA.
13
Banc de Sang i Teixits, Barcelona, Spain.
14
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
15
Institut National de la Transfusion Sanguine, Département Centre National de Référence pour les Groupes Sanguins, Inserm UMR_S1134, Paris, France.
16
Sanquin Research at CLB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
17
Osaka Red Cross Blood Center, Osaka, Japan.
18
International Blood Group Reference Laboratory, NHS Blood and Transplant, Bristol, UK.
19
Red Cross Blood Service NSTOB, Springe, Germany.
20
Blood Bank, Hospital Sirio-Libanes, São Paulo, Brazil.
21
NBGRL Magen David Adom, Ramat Gan, Israel.

Abstract

The Working Party has met twice since the last report: in Seoul, South Korea 2014, and in London, UK 2015, both in association with the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) Congress. As in previous meetings, matters pertaining to blood group antigen nomenclature were discussed. Eleven new blood group antigens were added to seven blood group systems. This brings the current total of blood group antigens recognized by the ISBT to 346, of which 308 are clustered within 36 blood groups systems. The remaining 38 antigens are currently unassigned to a known blood group system.

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blood groups; genetics; terminology

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