Patients with the Asian-type Del can safely be transfused with RhD-positive blood
Aim of the Live Journal Club
Asian-type DEL is the most prevalent DEL variant worldwide with more than two million carriers of this phenotype. It has been the hypothesis for almost 20 years that Asian-type DEL patients should be treated as RhD-positive individuals. The publication that was addressed during this Live Journal Club provided more data to support the application of RhD-positive blood transfusion in Asian-type DEL patients.
Level of education required
Level 3 - Intermediate (practical application)
Prior knowledge required
Scientists, blood bankers, transfusion practitioners, technicians and graduate students with an interest in blood group research.