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Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences
Physiological Society of Nigeria
ISSN: 0794-859X
Vol. 22, No. 1-2, 2007, pp. 89-91
Bioline Code: np07015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 1-2, 2007, pp. 89-91

 en DISTRIBUTION OF ABO AND RHESUS BLOOD GROUPS IN ABRAKA, DELTA STATE
E. I. ODOKUMA; A. C. OKOLO & P.C. ALOAMAKA

Abstract

Blood group systems are determined early in intrauterine life, specific to the individual and therefore significant in management and identification. Seven hundred and ninety five volunteer students of the Abraka campus of Delta State University were analyzed in this 4-year retrospective study. Amongst ABO system, blood group O was most common followed by A, B and AB respectively. Rhesus positive was more common than Rhesus negative in the rhesus system. Gender had no significant effect on both blood group systems studied. In the combined ABO and Rhesus blood groups, O positive was most common followed by A positive, B positive, AB positive O negative and A negative respectively. This study documents ABO and Rhesus blood group distribution patterns amongst south southern Nigerians. Findings will be useful in maintaining a register of possible donors, for effective management of medical emergencies.

 
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