All that said, I've actually written surprisingly little on the topic for the blog yet, but I promise to remedy that soon. Relating to blood groups, there are three posts dealing with the matter, namely:
- What are blood types, and how many types are there?
- Which are the most common blood groups?
- How are blood types inherited and what does this say about parentage? (I've recently added a summary to the end of this article.)
- Can the ABO system be used to establish parentage reliably?
Then there's the topic of blood compatibility and transfusions, to which I'll have to give a decent answer soon. So far, we've just covered the rather peripheral issues of compatibility and platelets and graft versus host disease (whether or not the donor's blood can ever have the temerity to attack the recipient). There's also a clarifying section on the misleading terms "universal donor" and "universal recipient".
For other blood-related topics, have a look at the Haematology label on the left.