International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2024, Vol 34, Num 1 Page(s): 234-237
Distribution of ABO and Rh Blood Groups in Diyarbakır

Hakan TEMİZ1, Abdullah ALTINTAŞ2, Kadri GÜL3

1Diyarbakır Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Mikrobiyoloji Laboratuarı, DİYARBAKIR
2Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İç Hastalıkları, Anabilim Dalı Hematoloji-Onkoloji Bilim Dalı, DİYARBAKIR
3Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Mikrobiyoloji ve Klinik Mikrobiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, DİYARBAKIR

Keywords: Blood groups, ABO, Rh
The detection of ABO and Rh system is important in transfusion medicine. In this study, we aimed to detect the profile of ABO and Rh blood groups in Diyarbakır region and provide new data on this subject. Among 206.673 individuals who applied to blood centers in Diyarbakır; 75.547 were (36.55%) A Rh(+), 61.385 were (29.70%) O Rh(+), 34.417 were (16.65%) B Rh(+), 12.944 were (6.26%) AB Rh(+), 8.806 were (4.26%) A Rh(-), 8.183 were (3.95%) O Rh(–), 3.897 were (1.88%) B Rh(–), 1.494 were (0.72%) AB Rh(–) blood group and Rh positivity was found in 184.293 cases (89.17%), as Rh(–) negativity was found in 22.380 cases (10.82%). There was little differences between the results of other regions of Turkey but blood group distribution in our region was similar with the results of all over the Turkey.