Animals and Blood Types

Dr. Mike Clark mrc7 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Jan 5 11:12:51 EST 1996


In article <jcherwon.98.00102592 at dres.dnd.ca>, John Cherwonogrodzky
<mailto:jcherwon at dres.dnd.ca> wrote:
>      There has been an interesting discussion started on animals and their 
> blood groups. I'm curious, are there any related to human blood groups? 

There are some problems analogous to human disorders which depend upon
animal blood groups. For example horses and I think pigs can suffer from
haemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) following aquisition of maternal
immunoglobulin specific for paternal blood group antigens.

Mike Clark, mrc7 at cam.ac.uk          http://www.path.cam.ac.uk/~mrc7/
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