Human Blood Groups
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This new edition of an essential text for all those working within transfusion and blood banking is now even more biologically and clinically relevant, incorporating the latest information on the genes for various blood groups and including greater content on the functional significance of blood groups. The book covers techniques used in blood grouping, troubleshooting and quality assurance and integrates serology with molecular biology, marrying the basic understanding at the genetic level with a cellular understanding of the red blood cell membrane. Now in full colour throughout.
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