New Delhi: On the eve of World Blood Donor Day, the Indian Medical Association has started an online voluntary register of people with rare blood groups.
The IMA said that people with rare blood groups can be given blood only from people with the same blood group. In a life threatening situation, such a register will come handy.
The IMA has appealed to all 2.5 lakh member doctors and their patients with rare blood groups, especially of those with the ‘Bombay blood group’, to enroll on their name, address, email id and mobile numbers. People can also log in and submit their details at the website.
The commonest rare blood group in India is the Bombay blood group. The Bombay phenotype is found almost exclusively in individuals from India, with an incidence of 1 in 10,000. These patients are universal (ABO) donors....