International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 75

Full Length Research Paper

Distribution of ABO and Rh (D) blood groups among students attending secondary and preparatory schools in Bote town, Oromia national regional state, Ethiopia

Amsalu Wakgari Fufa
  • Amsalu Wakgari Fufa
  • Bote Preparatory School, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia.
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Daniel Getahun Debelo
  • Daniel Getahun Debelo
  • Department of Applied Biology, Adama Science and Technology University, P. O. Box 1888, Adama, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 29 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 05 March 2019
  •  Published: 31 March 2019


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