Table 1. Identification of clinical need within NHSBT for rare erythrocyte phenotypes
Blood group systemPatients with alloantibodiesAlloantibodies directed against antigensGenetic basis of antigens
MNS22U, S, s GYPB
Rh19D, C, E, c, e, CW, Hr0, hrB, HrB, MARRHD, RHCE
Duffy10 (+2)Fya, Fyb, Fy3 ACKR1
Kell10K, k, Kpa KEL
H8H FUT1
Lutheran3Lua, Lub BCAM
Kidd3Jkb SLC14A1
  • Results of a survey collating instances in which rare or problematic transfusion requirements were identified and in which the requirement for matched blood could not be fulfilled or resulted in no remaining store for subsequent patients. November 2014–January 2015; April 2015–April 2016. Fifty‐six patients in total, (+2) indicates untransfused individuals of Fy(a−b−) phenotype yet to develop alloantibodies. Two patients with McLeod syndrome (XK deficiency) are not listed.