The ISBT 700 series of low-incidence and 901 series of high-incidence blood group antigens

Immunohematology. 2011;27(4):131-5.


The International Society of Blood Transfusion Working Party on Terminology for Red Cell Surface Antigens developed a terminology that brought order to the chaos of antigen names. They classified antigens into three categories: systems, collections, and series. This review summarizes the early decisions of the Working Party with an emphasis on the 700 series of low-incidence antigens and 901 series of high-incidence antigens.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Group Antigens / classification*
  • Blood Group Antigens / immunology*
  • Blood Grouping and Crossmatching
  • Blood Transfusion*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Terminology as Topic


  • Blood Group Antigens