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Old Mon Feb 27, 2012, 09:32 AM
Marlene Marlene is offline
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New blood type discovery

Here's an interesting article on the discovery of two new blood proteins found on blood cells. Very rare but may be relevant for some.

Marlene, wife to John DX w/SAA April 2002, Stable partial remission; Treated with High Dose Cytoxan, Johns Hopkins, June 2002. Final phlebotomy 11/2016. As of January 2017, FE is 233, HGB 11.7, WBC 5.1/ANC 4.0, Plts 146K.
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Old Mon Feb 27, 2012, 12:26 PM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
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How interesting!

The new blood types are called Langereis (positive or negative) and Junior (positive or negative). Most of us are positive for these proteins but there's a small but now-recognizable population who are negative, particularly among the Japanese and European Gypsies.

It will now be possible to identify Langereis-matched and/or Junior-matched blood for those who need them for transfusions.
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