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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Incomplete info: There are about 30 different blood group systems. Would you please state what blood group are you talking about. If you meant rh negative, about 20% o ... Read More
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Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
Rh : Rh antigens are present in every blood. You would need to be more specific. Also, they blood type (a, b, ab, 0) is not connected/related to the rh + o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: There is no such thing as a negative blood type. I think you mean the rhesus factor is negative, as in A- vs. A+. The negative doesn't mean much excep ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: The presence (+) or absence (-) of the rh factor does not significantly impact general human health. The wikipedia article on blood types does contain ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Type O blood: Is the most common, but rh negative is less common than rh positive.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is reported to make up about 2% of blood types. Take care.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not a suitable issue: For self treatment. You are not likely to pick out the blood for your own transfusion. Blood banks do not give incompatible blood. O negative people a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Galbraith
47 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Each parent has two rh genes. It only takes one positive gene to make a person rh positive, so each parent can have a positive and a negative rh gene. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Either: Not enough information, since the rh-factor can either be transmitted or not, so could be either. Equally challenging to see if you are a, b, or ab bl ... Read More

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