Are there certain blood types associated with COVID-19? In this episode of Ortho Science Bytes we review the history of the association between blood type and development of diseases and whether literature answers the question if there are certain blood types associated with COVID-19.

About our Speaker:


Tony S. Casina MT(ASCP)SBB

Tony S. Casina, MT(ASCP)SBB has worked in the blood banking industry for over 40 years with much of it in the commercial blood bank reagent manufacturers sector with hospital experience as a medical technologist and blood bank manager. Tony has provided technical support to laboratories throughout the world utilizing Ortho’s reagents and immunohematology test systems.  He has tested some of the most challenging antibody problems as part of his reference laboratory experience. Tony has been an active participant in the AABB serving on committees and currently on the AABB Board of Directors. He has contributed as a presenter to AABB and regional blood bank meetings educational programs. He was extensively involved in the development of the ORTHO VISION® Analyzer Platform.

Listen to this episode to get the answers to:
  • How do blood types associate with the development of diseases?
  •  Are there certain blood types associated with COVID-19?