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14/06/1868 Biologist Karl Landsteiner is born

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Pioneer: Karl Landsteiner

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Blood Types: ABO and Rh (with donuts and sprinkles!)

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Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner was an Austrian biologist, physician, and immunologist and the first person to distinguish the main blood groups. His AB0 system of blood typing made blood transfusion a routine medical practice. He also co-discovered the second most important blood group system, the RF factor, and the poliovirus.
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