Blood type Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Blood type.

  • 1 Biography
  • 1 Student Essay
  • 8 Encyclopedia Articles
  • ...and more

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The Blood type Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (8)

1,459 words, approx. 5 pages
Blood Type Blood has two main components: serum and cells. In 1900 Karl Landsteiner, a physician at the University of Vienna, Austria, noted that the sera of some individuals caused the red cells of o... Read more
627 words, approx. 3 pages
Blood Groups The development of blood transfusion, a potentially life-saving technique, was hampered by a serious problem: many times the patient would suffer an often fatal "transfusion reaction," ap... Read more
283 words, approx. 1 pages
Blood Types Until 1900, no one understood why blood could not be transfused from one person to another without occasional difficulties. Viennese pathologist Karl Landsteiner was the first to discover ... Read more
603 words, approx. 3 pages
Rh Factor Rh factor describes blood type compatibility issues involving Rh blood groups. These play a critical role in transfusions and in obstetrics. Rh blood groups were first discovered in 1940 by ... Read more
567 words, approx. 2 pages
Blood Groups Genetics Blood groups are inherited. Most familiar are the blood types of the A-B-O group and Rh types, but several others have been found that display the antigen-antibody reaction. In t... Read more
591 words, approx. 2 pages
Rh and Rh Incompatibility Human red blood cells contain protein molecules (antigens) in their cell membranes that determine the blood type of an individual. There are several kinds of antigens present... Read more
627 words, approx. 3 pages
Blood Groups The development of blood transfusion, a potentially life-saving technique, was hampered by a serious problem: many times the patient would suffer an often fatal "transfusion reaction," ap... Read more
464 words, approx. 2 pages
Rh Factor Dealing with serious blood loss in an injured person has long been a difficult challenge for medical scientists. One solution has been to treat the patient with blood transfused from another... Read more
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