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dc.contributor.authorVolken, Thomas-
dc.contributor.authorCrawford, Rebecca-
dc.contributor.authorAmar, Soraya-
dc.contributor.authorMosimann, Edgar-
dc.contributor.authorTschaggelar, Anita-
dc.contributor.authorMansouri Taleghani, Behrouz-
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-30T09:29:50Z-
dc.date.available2018-08-30T09:29:50Z-
dc.date.issued2017-07-18-
dc.identifier.issn1660-3796de_CH
dc.identifier.issn1660-3818de_CH
dc.identifier.urihttps://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/9976-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Ethnicities differ in prevalence of blood groups and antigens. Substantial donor-recipient mismatch within mixed-ethnic societies may render certain recipients at higher risk for alloimmunization. Data regarding antigen distribution within Switzerland by ethnicity is limited. We examined immigration patterns against the distribution of ABO blood groups using large cross-sectional Swiss samples spanning 70 years. Methods: Historical ABO blood group distribution data (1940-1945) from Swiss army personnel (n = 275,664) were sourced from the literature. Recent blood group phenotypes of 122,925 individuals who presented themselves at army recruitment centers (2004-2015) were obtained, alongside a validation sample of 175,202 patients from a university hospital. Two-sample tests with z-statistics assessing blood groups between samples were used. Results: The respective proportions of A (47.2% and 45.2%), B (8.4% and 9.8%), and AB (3.0 and 4.1) in the historical and recent army samples were significantly different (p < 0.001), while group O was not. Conclusion: ABO blood groups in Switzerland have remained stable despite substantial immigration with a changing foreign-national profile. Further research is needed to improve the understanding of antigen differences in newly introduced ethnic groups. Blood product requirements and public health initiatives aimed at recruiting blood donors would benefit from this information.de_CH
dc.language.isoende_CH
dc.publisherKargerde_CH
dc.relation.ispartofTransfusion Medicine and Hemotherapyde_CH
dc.rightsLicence according to publishing contractde_CH
dc.subjectBlood groupde_CH
dc.subjectEthnic minorityde_CH
dc.subjectRare blood typesde_CH
dc.subject.ddc610: Medizin und Gesundheitde_CH
dc.titleBlood group distribution in Switzerland : a historical comparisonde_CH
dc.typeBeitrag in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriftde_CH
dcterms.typeTextde_CH
zhaw.departementGesundheitde_CH
dc.identifier.doi10.1159/000479191de_CH
zhaw.funding.euNode_CH
zhaw.issue4de_CH
zhaw.originated.zhawYesde_CH
zhaw.pages.end216de_CH
zhaw.pages.start210de_CH
zhaw.publication.statuspublishedVersionde_CH
zhaw.volume44de_CH
zhaw.publication.reviewPeer review (Publikation)de_CH
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