Studies seem to confirm that there are fewer individuals of blood group O in Covid-19 patients, suggesting a protective effect of O blood group against the virus. Similarly, among severely affected individuals, A and AB groups are more likely to have pulmonary and renal failure.
Our expert speaker, Jacques Le Pendu, Research Director at Inserm in Nantes, will offer a scientific approach of the relationship between Covid-19 and blood groups during this webinar organized by DIAGAST.
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Registrations open on September 14, 2021
This webinar provides an overview of the relationship between ABO blood types and Covid-19 and will attempt to answer questions such as:
- Is there a link between blood groups and the risk of infection or disease severity?
- If so, what mechanisms could be involved?
- And what could be potentially conclude in terms of controlling the epidemic?
Join us for this live intervention and ask your questions to our expert:
Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 11:00 am for the session in English and at 2:00 pm for the session in French.
Discover our expert speaker, Jacques Le Pendu
Jacques Le Pendu’s main research projects focus on the relationships between terminal glycosylations, such as histo-blood group antigens, and pathogen susceptibility. He has authored or co-authored over 180 publications in peer-reviewed issues, 10 book chapters and 3 patents. In particular, he supervised the analysis of about 40 studies on the correlation between blood type and risk of infection with Covid-19. This analysis published in “Viruses” will be commented on, and an update will be provided during his presentation.
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