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my blood type is o positive what does that mean

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Antigens: You lack either the a or b antigens on your blood cells but do have rh positive antigen. It means you can donate blood to anyone who is rh positive i ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Blood donor: Your red blood cells can be transfused into almost any other person who is rh positive. It has no implications for your health.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
O Positive: O + blood type means you have the rh antibody. If you receive o negative blood, which has no rh antibody, you are ok. If you receive o+ blood, you're ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
It doesn't: It doesn't really, but here's what probably happened: If you're pregnant and getting prenatal labs, in RH negative patients who've had a previous pre ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Compatibility:: If you donate blood, anyone who is type a or ab, rh+ can use it; if you need a transfusion, you can get it from a type a or o, rh+ or rh- donor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Blood types: In general there are 4 major blood groups, a, b, ab and o, signifying the presence/absence of certain molecules on the red cell surface. Type a has ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Groupings: The blood is separated by antibodies into a, b and o. Then by factors that can be present or absent giving the positive or negative. However the blo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
It's a good thing...: You have one of the more rare blood types. It is in about 3% of the population. But the good news is, AB positive is known as the "Universal Recipie ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Kahn
30 years experience Pathology
Blood typing: In general there are 4 major blood groups, a, b, ab and o, signifying the presence/absence of certain molecules on the red cell surface. Type a has on ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Hemolytic anemia: Have you had problems with anemia? Auto antibodies that recognize the p antigen on red blood cells cause something known as donath-landsteiner hemolyt ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The positive factor must come from a parent, and if you are negative, dad donated the positive factor.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Carry HgbC: I am going to assume that you have had a hemoglobin electrophoresis and have discovered that you carry hemoglobin c. You're healthy but you need to kn ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Not A: think of O as a blank. Each person has two genes that can be A, B or O (blank). the Combinations of AO and BO act as A and B. The baby is getting a B ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Yes: You are A +.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes!: Yes, it is entirely possible. Since you are O+, your newborns blood type will likely be checked after delivery to determine if he/she is at increased ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Biomarker: High sensitivity CRP first of all not just CRP is a surrogate risk factor for developing heart disease. Age, cholesterol, fam hx, and tobacco use are ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julien Fahed
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Who told you: It doesnt have a medical explanation. I don't really get what you mean. Can you please clarify who told you this and what was the context?
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal kind: It is as good as any other blood group. If you were interested in being a blood donor, your blood could be given to almost any person. The only concer ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on details: Actually, several particular tests are done at once. Most positive results mean past infection, or past vaccination. However, some mean there is activ ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You will pass on the positive trait at least half the time, maybe always, so the chance is very good that the baby will be O positive.
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
See belo: Blood types can be O, A, B, and AB. Antibodies can be to those "type" pr0teins or due to other blood proteins- e.g. Rh, Kell, etc. You need to know ... Read More

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