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Chapter 17, Problem 14QP
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Blood Types Are Determined by Cell-Surface Antigens

A man has the genotype IAIA and his wife is IBIB. If their son needed an emergency blood transfusion, would either parent be able to be a donor? Why or why not?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The reasons for a man having genotype IAIA and his wife having genotype IBIB can donate blood to their son.

Introduction: The blood group of an individual is determined by the presence of a certain kind of antigen on the surface of blood cells. A, B, AB, and O are the four major blood groups found in human beings. The determination of the blood type of an individual is essential before the process of blood transfusion.

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The man has the genotype IAIA, and the genotype of his wife is IBIB. The genotype of their son would likely be IAIB...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The reasons for a man having genotype IAIA and his wife having genotype IBIB cannot donate blood to their son.

Introduction: The blood of an individual is determined by the presence of a certain kind of antigen on the surface of blood cells. A, B, AB, and O are the four major blood groups found in human beings. The determination of the blood type of an individual is essential before the blood the process of blood transfusion.

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