Accession Number:

AD0645447

Title:

MILITARY BLOOD BANKING - IDENTIFICATION OF THE GROUP O UNIVERSAL DONOR FOR TRANSFUSION OF A, B AND AB RECIPIENTS - AN ENIGMA OF TWO DECADES.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-09-09

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE