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A 43-year-old member asked:

How to tell my blood type tell me please?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Blood test: It is a simple blood test that your doctor can order. If you are healthy enough to donate blood, go to your local blood bank and offer to donate blood. If they accept you a donor, they will do blood typing on you and you could ask them for the result.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Also most insurances do not cover blood typing unless you need it for surgery or a trauma or if you are pregnant
Aug 10, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Blood type: This is not something that you can just figure out on your own. Your blood will need to be tested to find out your blood type.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Blood test: It is a simple blood test and your doctor can order it. If you are healthy enough to donate blood, contact your local blood center and offer to donate blood. If you are accepted as a donor, they will do blood typing and you can ask them for the results.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
I hope that your interest in blood grouping translates into a habit of making deposits at the blood bank. It's a wonderful feeling and a way of doing good for others.
Aug 17, 2013

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me the rarest blood types in the world?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
AB NEGATIVE: Rarest blood group in reality is bombay blood group(hh), it is known that because the first case was discovered in bombay.In the world it is 1 case in 250000 among the other commonly known blood groups ab neg is found in 0, 8% of world populatin and it is the rarest of the commonly known blood groups.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Can you please tell me how o+ and o- blood type differ?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Rh factor: O+ has the rh factor and 0- blood does not have the rh factor. Rh negative blood can form antibodies against rh+ blood . Women who are rh- receive Rhogam @27 weeks in pregnancy to prevent this antibody formation and a second dose after delivery if the baby is rh+.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me if my mom was o+ and my dad was o-, what is my blood type?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Need to test for Rh: You are blood group is o, but you need to be tested to determine if you are rh positive or negative.
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can you tell a baby's blood type (like rh)?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Type and screen.: All donated blood are also tested for ABO and rh groups, along with the presence of red blood cell antibodies. This is known as a type and screen. Typing of blood the ABO and rh status. The sample is then screened for any alloantibodies that may react with blood.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Anything you can tell me about Rh negative blood type?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not much to know: This will not affect your life in a meaningful way unless you become the mother of an unborn child who has inherited rh positivity from the child's father. You'll be given an injection to prevent yourself from becoming sensitized, which can endanger the next baby. Basically this is what you need to know. There's some internet hokum about blood types -- take your questions to your physician.

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