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Donor blood must be compatible with the patient’s blood to minimise the chance of a transfusion reaction. Toby Melville/Reuters

Explainer: what are blood groups and why do they matter?

Our bodies contain trillions of red blood cells. Each is covered in an array of proteins and sugars, inherited from our parents, which determine our blood group.

Blood-type diet does not work

The diet suggesting that nutritional needs vary according to blood type does not work, a study has found. The way an individual…

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