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Citation Information : Immunohematology. Volume 22, Issue 2, Pages 48-51, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/immunohematology-2019-346
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Published Online: 13-April-2020
The Redelberger antigen (Rba) was first discovered in 1974 on the RBCs of a blood donor who was an employee of the Community Blood Center in Dayton, Ohio. The discovery was made as a result of the investigation of a reagent contamination problem. Two examples of the Rba antigen were subsequently identified in the United Kingdom,but no “new”examples have been identified in the United States or Europe. Anti-Rba is a commonly occurring antibody, often found in combination with other antibody specificities, especially in combination with other antibodies to low-incidence antigens.