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In understand that there are various antigen systems affecting blood "type" and I am interested in those antigens and antibodies such as Duffy, Kell, Lutheran, Cartwright groups. Are these antigens on the cells as with ABO? How complex are they (as far as Duffy mixing with other non- Duffy blood--is there a heterozygote where this wouldn't matter [such as AO mixing with an AA person or OO with an AO person, etc.]). I assume they are weaker than the ABO or Rh systems but are they even significant? Can we tell based on our generic blood type--O+ for instance. And in what circumstances would this be important to know? THANKS! Jennifer
Re: Various 'other' blood groups--Duffy, Kell, Lutheran, Cartwright, etc...
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