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Haplotype prevalence (%) in Fisher-Race terminology

The following table includes the most common haplotypes of the Rh system and their frequencies within various ethnic groups. (Haplotype: a set of genes inherited together from a single parent)
Note that d represents the absence or lack of the D gene/antigen and continues to be used as a placeholder in the Fisher-Race terminology.
HaplotypeWhite%Black%Asian%
DCe 4217 70
dce 37 36 3
DcE 14 11 21
Dce 4 44 3
dCe 2 2 2
dcE 1 <0.01 <0.01
DCE <0.01 <0.01 1
dCE <0.01 <0.01 <0.01

Modified from Harmening, D: Table 7-2, Modern blood banking and transfusion practices, 6thed, FA Davis, Philadelphia, PA 2012, p 151.
Fung, MK, Eder, AF, Spitalnik, SL, Westhoff, CM (eds): Technical Manual, 19th ed. AABB, Bethesda, MD, 2017, p 298.