International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 11, Part B (2018)
Blood group in 1st semester MBBS students of a medical college of Odisha
Dr. Narayan Chandra Mallik, Dr. Rupa Das, Dr. Sulata Choudhury and Dr. Biswabara Rout
Blood group antigens represent polymorphic traits inherited among individuals and populations. The frequencies and phenotypes of RBC antigens are different in populations from different geographic areas and races. Alloantibodies directed to red blood cell (RBC) antigens play an important role in alloimmune-mediated haemolytic transfusion reactions and haemolytic disease of the foetus and newborn. The objective of the study is to ensure that the medical students are aware of their blood group, create a donor database as PRM Medical College, Baripada, A newly developed medical college of Odisha, identify and earmark rare blood groups for immediate availability in case of need to both the patient as well as the students having such blood group. Blood group (ABO and Rh) was determined by the agglutination reaction to antisera. In our study the distribution of blood groups in a sample population of 1st semester students shows blood group A 15%, B 36%, AB 04% and O 45%. 94% were Rh positive and 6% Rh negative. This shall provide a database for future in this medical college.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Narayan Chandra Mallik, Dr. Rupa Das, Dr. Sulata Choudhury and Dr. Biswabara Rout. Blood group in 1<sup>st</sup> semester MBBS students of a medical college of Odisha. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(11): 70-71.