Landsteiner's classification

Landsteiner's classification

[land′stī′nərz]
Etymology: Karl Landsteiner, American pathologist and Nobel laureate, 1868-1943
the classification of blood groups A, B, AB, and O on the basis of the presence or absence of the two agglutinogens A and B on the erythrocytes in human blood.
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After Landsteiner's classification of blood types into the well-known A, B, AB, and O groups in 1909, the catastrophes of earlier blood transfusions were eliminated by transfusing blood only between individuals of the same blood group.