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A 42-year-old member asked:

My blood type is completely different from my parents. how is this possible?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to know : Blood types of all parties. You parents may be blood group a and b and you may be o and that would be normal. Please resubmit your question with blood types of your parents and yours.

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Can a child have a different blood type from either of his parents?

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Blood type: Your child should be either A or O. Not B or AB. They could be either positive or negative however.
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