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why do i have type c blood?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Explain more fully: You may have a hemoglobin variant. The standard blood types are usually A or B or neither or O. In any case, you inherit one gene from each of your parents and that determines your blood type before you were born.

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What is a blood group?

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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
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Blood type: "blood group" and "blood type" are the same thing. Blood types are as follows: a, b, o, and ab. There is also the rh factor, which is + or -. Blood types are inherited traits. Worldwide, o+ is the most common type, and ab- is the rarest type.
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A 53-year-old member asked:

If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

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Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, it's likely nothing to worry about.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Even if you treat blood incompatibility, are there any long-term effects?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
None come to mind: Today blood incompadibility comes up mostly for newborns but may arise with transfusions. The issues are generally transient & resolve once the time limited antibodies have disappeared. If blood breakdown was monitored and toxic effects were minimized at the time, there is no reason to anticipate further problems.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the record for most blood donated by a single individual?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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A lot: Just looking it up on the internet: in 2002 one man in the US had donated 213 units over 50 years time; and in 2010 in Australia it is reported that one man had donated 231 units of blood by age 75. One person would typically donate one unit of blood at each time of donation.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How can my blood become infected?

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Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infections elsewhere: Infection in any body part, when untreated or caused by a strong bacteria can enter the bloodstream.

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