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Blood groups A, B and Rh+ are more susceptible to contract Covid-19 infection: Study

New Delhi, Nov 30 (UNI) An original research by a leading private hospital in Delhi has found that blood groups A, B and Rh+ are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection whereas O, AB and Rh- are at lower risk of COVID-19 disease.
However, no association was found between blood groups and susceptibility to the severity of disease as well as mortality, the research stated.
"An original research conducted by Department of Research and Department of Blood Transfusion Medicine at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) has found that blood groups A, B and Rh+ are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection whereas O, AB and Rh- are at lower risk of COVID-19 disease. It also found that there is no association between blood groups and susceptibility to the severity of disease as well as mortality," a statement issued by SGRH said.
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