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why there are differents groups of blood?

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Jesica,
Sorry for the delayed response. It was weekend so my office was closed. I hope you know what antigens are.(If not I will explain in detail later.) Human RBCs can have two different antigens on their surface(cell membrane) i.e. antigen A and antigen B. Depending on which type of antigens are present on the RBC of the individual, his blood group is decided. If RBCs have
antigen A - blood group A
antigen B - blood group B
both antigen A & B - blood group AB
no Antigen at all - blood group O

Thanking you!

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