MILITARY BLOOD BANKING - IDENTIFICATION OF THE GROUP O UNIVERSAL DONOR FOR TRANSFUSION OF A, B AND AB RECIPIENTS - AN ENIGMA OF TWO DECADES.
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY
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In a recent survey of Army personnel, titers in excess of 1256, when tested against fresh A sub 1 erythrocytes, were encountered in a large number of group O individuals. In vitro testing revealed the presence of anti-A and anti-B antibodies which were found to have been stimulated by contamination of immunization products. These findings illustrate an additional complexity of the long-standing problem of defining reliable parameters for the identification of the safe group O blood Universal Donor for transfusion to A, B AND AB recipients. Author
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