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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.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0223183819.htm
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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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