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Blood groups

Blood group systems are necessary to identify suitable products for transfusion. The clinically most important are ABO and Rh.

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Antigens and antibodies

Safe transfusion of blood and blood products is dependent on a solid understanding of blood cell antigens and their corresponding antibodies.

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Red cell compatibility calculator

This calculator determines the number of ABO matched donor units a blood service or hospital transfusion laboratory would need to test to find compatible blood for a patient with red cell antibodies.

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Red cell phenotype calculator

This calculator allows the user to select a specific red cell phenotype from any combination of blood group systems and calculate the frequency of that combination in the general population.

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Donation testing

Australia has one of the safest blood supplies in the world. Lifeblood’s laboratories carry out a range of tests on all donations.

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Red cell reference

Our Red Cell Reference Service provides an internationally recognised scientific and diagnostic service to support transfusion practice and clinical need. Their primary role is to determine red cell phenotypes and antibodies to help find the most suitable specialised blood component for each patient.

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Transplantation and immunogenetics services

This expert team delivers agile and efficient transplantation and immunogenetics diagnostic testing services and scientific expertise for solid organ and stem cell transplants and platelet and neutrophil immunobiology diagnostics across the country.

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