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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
??: What does that mean? There is no such thing as specific foods for certain blood types. If you have some chronic disease or take a medication, there m... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
A, B, O, AB: There are 4 types of human blood - a, b, o, ab. There is also a rhesus (rh) designation: + or -. O- is generally the universal donor and ab+ is gene... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: The major blood types are A, B, AB, and O; Rh positive or negative with each type. However there more than a dozen other blood group systems with each... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Very very rare: Rarely a person may acquire blood group B antigen due to colon cancer. Bone marrow transplant from a person with different blood type would change the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Many: A+, a-, b+, b-, ab+, ab-, o+, o-. If you are getting a blood transfusion, there are many other factors to take into consideration. Kell, lewis, and ot... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
4: There are 4 different blood types (a, b, o, & ab). Each blood type can either be rh positive or rh negative. (e.g., a+, a-, b+, b-, o+, o-, ab+, ab-).
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Universal donor: Most people can receive blood group O red blood cells.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Per Red Cross, from: 100 people, 1 is ab-, 2 are b-, 3 are ab+, 6 are a-, 7 are 0-, 9 are b+, 34 are a+, and 38 are 0+. Keep in mind that 'it takes all types' and especia... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Do nothing: Blood groups do not do any thing, with rare exceptions. They are variations in the genetic make up of different individuals. It is just like having di... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Severe reaction: People who have type A blood have antibodies against type B red blood cells. If transfused with type B red blood cells, they experience immediate seve... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Too numerous to list: The list would be too long and not a medically useful matter. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and m... Read More