Chapter 4. The Rh Blood Group System

  1. Geoff Daniels PhD, FRCPath1 and
  2. Imelda Bromilow MSc, CBiol2

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750926.ch4

Essential Guide To Blood Groups

Essential Guide To Blood Groups

How to Cite

Daniels, G. and Bromilow, I. (eds) (2007) The Rh Blood Group System, in Essential Guide To Blood Groups, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750926.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Bristol Institute for Transfusion Sciences, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Molecular Diagnostics, National Blood Service, Bristol, UK

  2. 2

    DiaMed AG, Scientific Manager, Cressier-sur-Morat, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405153492

Online ISBN: 9780470750926



  • Rh blood group system;
  • haplotypes;
  • molecular genetics;
  • D polymorphism;
  • Rh antigens


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction - Rh, not rhesus

  • Haplotypes, genotypes, and phenotypes

  • Biochemistry and molecular genetics

  • D antigen (RH1)

  • C, c, E, and e antigens (RH2, RH4, RH3, RH5)

  • Other Rh antigens

  • Rh-deficient phenotypes - Rhnull and Rhmod

  • Putative function of the Rh proteins and RhAG