blood group

noun

Definition of blood group

: one of the classes (such as those designated A, B, AB, or O) into which individuals or their blood can be separated on the basis of the presence or absence of specific antigens in the blood

called also blood type

Examples of blood group in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Protesters in Myanmar are learning from those in Hong Kong to carry gas masks, medical kits and umbrellas at demonstrations or to write blood group types on their arms in case they are hospitalized. NBC News, "'Milk Tea Alliance' brews democracy online among young activists across Asia," 7 Apr. 2021 While someone is more likely to find a perfect match based on blood group and tissue type, race and ethnicity doesn't necessarily play a role in the transplantation process — transplants are done across ethnic lines every day. Holly V. Hays, The Indianapolis Star, "Hoosiers of color are 36% of state's organ waiting list, but a fraction of deceased donors," 14 Aug. 2020 Another study, of more than 2,000 people in China last March, also found that blood group A had a significantly higher risk of coronavirus infection. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "If you have this blood type, studies show you’re at higher risk for the coronavirus," 9 July 2020 Nurses neglected to tell them O-negative blood can be given to patients of any blood group. Max Bearak, BostonGlobe.com, "Kenya’s blood banks are running dry after the US ended aid — and a baby’s life is at risk," 1 Feb. 2020 Nurses neglected to tell them O-negative blood can be given to patients of any blood group. Max Bearak, BostonGlobe.com, "Kenya’s blood banks are running dry after the US ended aid — and a baby’s life is at risk," 1 Feb. 2020 On page seven of the study, a trial with 285 patients from Shenzhen did not show blood group A to be more susceptible. Molly Stellino, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Are blood type and susceptibility to coronavirus linked?," 1 Apr. 2020 Nurses neglected to tell them O-negative blood can be given to patients of any blood group. Max Bearak, BostonGlobe.com, "Kenya’s blood banks are running dry after the US ended aid — and a baby’s life is at risk," 1 Feb. 2020 Nurses neglected to tell them O-negative blood can be given to patients of any blood group. Max Bearak, BostonGlobe.com, "Kenya’s blood banks are running dry after the US ended aid — and a baby’s life is at risk," 1 Feb. 2020

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1916, in the meaning defined above

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17 Apr 2021

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“Blood group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blood%20group. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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blood group

noun

Medical Definition of blood group

: one of the classes (as A, B, AB, or O) into which individual vertebrates and especially human beings or their blood can be separated on the basis of the presence or absence of specific antigens in the blood

called also blood type

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