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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Contribution IMPACT Born in 1868 in Austria, Landsteiner lost both of his parents at an early age, although they both influenced him to enter the medical field. Landsteiner was a medical student by age 17, and received his MD at University of Vienna. Experience Although he received his MD at such a young age, he believed the future of medicine lay in research, so he started woking in a lab in Munich Germany. The discovery of the blood groups made blood transfusions more effectiveand therefore increasing survival rates of surgery patients. He also worked with Alexander Weiner to identify the rhesus factors in the blood. Knowledge of the different blood types and their compatibility also influenced organ transplant procedures. Karl Landsteiner was an immunologist, physician and pathologist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 for Physiology of Medicine for detecting the major blood groups and creating the ABO system of blood typing that revolutionized the process of blood transfusion and the medical field as a whole. Biography double click to change this title text! Karl Landsteiner 1909: he classified the bloods of human beings into the now well-known A, B, AB, and O groups. He showed that transfusions between individuals of groups A or B do not result in the destruction of new blood cells and that this catastrophe occurs only when a person is transfused with the blood of a person belonging to a different group. Discovery Prompted by: The ABO Blood Groups Dr. Landois noticed in 1875 that when humans are given animal blood, agglutination, or clumping of the RBCs occur.It wasn't until 1901-1903 that Landsteiner found that the same happened in human to human blood transfusions, which promoted his research.
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