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Vox Sang. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1111/vox.13044. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Blood groups and anti-A isohemagglutinin may be involved in

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Vox Sang. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1111/vox.13044. Online ahead of print.
ABSTRACT
BACKGROUND: Blood groups and anti-A isohemagglutinin may be involved in susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively studied 268 COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors and 162 COVID-19 inpatients (total 430 subjects, confirmed by RT-PCR) and 2,212 healthy volunteer first-time blood donors as a control group. These were further divided into two groups: those with anti-A (blood types O and…

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