African Journal of
Biotechnology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Biotechnol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1684-5315
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJB
  • Start Year: 2002
  • Published Articles: 12227

Short Communication

ABO and Rhesus ‘D’ blood type distribution in students admitted into Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Nigeria in 2006

Idowu Oluwadare* and Sade Shonekan
Science Laboratory Technology Department, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, P.M.B 2210, Ojere, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 April 2008
  •  Published: 03 June 2008

Abstract

 

All 2000 healthy students of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Nigeria (intakes of 2006/2007 academic session) comprising of 1058 females and 942 males were screened for ABO and Rhesus ‘D’ blood type. The analysis of the results shows O(49.75%), A(20.30%), B+ (19.60%), AB+ (3.70%), O- (3.95%), A- (1.10%), B- (1.35%) and AB- (0.25%). These values compares well with what has been reported in other countries. The high percentage of blood group O (53.70%) in the new intakes population provides an advantage in terms of availability of blood for transfusion especially in emergencies.

 

Key words: ABO and Rhesus ‘D’ blood type, healthy students, distribution patterns.