DISTRIBUTION OF BLOOD GROUPS AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS

1. Dr. Muhammad Imran, Dhq Hospital Bhakkar
2. Dr. AZATULLAH, DHQ TEACHING HOSPITAL MTI DERA ISMAIL KHAN
3. Dr. Ahmed wahaj, Fatima memorial medical and dental college
Corresponding Author: Dr. Muhammad Imran, DHQ Hospital Bhakkar, Imrandullo@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4281572
Cite this article as: Imran M, AZATULLAH, Wahaj A. Distribution of blood groups among medical students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(11). 425-29
ABSTRACT:

A blood type (also known as a blood group) is a classification of blood, based on the presence and absence of antibodies and inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). These antigens may be proteins, carbohydrates, glycoproteins, or glycolipids, depending on the blood group system. This cross-sectional study was conducted among medical students of different medical colleges. A predefined proforma was distributed among all the students. Brief data i.e. name, age, gender and blood group was collected on a predefined proforma. A total of 130 medical students were included in this study. There were 65 (50%) male students and 65 (50%) female students. The mean age of the students was 21.23±1.23 years. The distribution of blood groups was A+ve n=23(18%), A-ve n=16, (12%), B+ve n=21,(16%), B- ve ,n=12,(9%), AB+ ve n=18,(14%), AB- ve n=21,(16%), O+ ve n=9,(7%) and O-ve n=10,(8%).

Keywords: Blood Groups, Medical Students