Year : 2017 | Volume : 5 | Issue : 2 | Page : 71 - 73  

Short Communications
Prevalence of ABO & Rh blood groups in patients visiting Malla Reddy Health City, Suraram, Hyderabad

Tara B. Bhutada1, Mohd. Noorjahan Begum2

1Professor, 2Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Suraram, Jeedimetla, Hyderabad

Corresponding Author

Dr. Mohd. Noorjahan Begum



Background: Blood groups of different people have different antigenic and immune properties, so that, antibodies in the plasma of one blood react with antigens on the surface of the red cells of another blood type. If proper precautions are taken then transfusion reactions can be prevented. ABO and Rh are important. They are likely to cause blood transfusion reactions.

Objectives: Study was carried out to determine the frequency and distribution of ABO and Rh Blood groups in patients visiting Malla Reddy Health City, Suraram, Telangana.

Methods: Study was carried out from Dec., 2015 to May 2016. Comprised of 5000 subjects visiting Pathology Lab. Blood groups were determined by direct agglutination method by using antisera.

Results: Percentage of distribution of ABO blood groups was in order of O (37.90%), B (31.88%), A (21.80%) & AB (8.42%). Percentage distribution of Rh Positive (95.34%) & Rh negative (4.66%).

Conclusion: Commonest blood group in this study was O Rh positive & least

Key Words: Blood groups ABO, Rhesus (Rh) Rh+ve, Rh-ve. Percentage %


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