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Different Blood Groups And Their Importance
The issues can relate to baby and mom with Rh negative and Rh positive first baby and sensitizing.
More possible problems with subsequent babies.
The ABO are generally well, tolerated.
I hope a GYN will step in -!! ...Read more
Group A and O: The different is one has blood group o+ - and the other has blood group a+. Group o has no antigen a and b, but has antibody to a and b. So, group o is a universal donor- and the blood can be given to people with different blood group. Group a has antigen a, and antibody b. So, can receive group a or o blood. Group o only can receive blood group o if needed any blood transfusion. ...Read more
The major importance of being Rh negative (Rh-) is that you could have a severe, potentially life-threatening or even fatal reaction if you received blood from an Rh positive (Rh+) individual. Rh+ ppl can receive Rh+ or Rh- blood, while Rh- ppl should receive only Rh- blood.
The other consequence is in pregnancy. I've run out of space, but Rh- mom and Rh+ baby can lead to problems in future preg ...Read more
Rare allele: There are A, B, and Rh (D) antigens that are relatively weak and test differently in different labs. Should you need a transfusion, the lab knows how to handle this. ...Read more
Error: It is lab error, blood group should be same all the time. ...Read more
Both my son and I share the same blood type, a rhesus negative. Is all a rhesus negative blood the same or are there different sub-groups?
Are all different blood groups compatible for marriage? Is there any chart for compatible combinations we should follow? If not followed what happens?
All are compatible: All of the abo/rh blood groups are compatible for marriage. There is extra prenatal care (and maybe a couple of shots) to be taken if an rh negative woman gets pregnant with an rh positive man, but those precautions are for the baby's benefit (not directly affecting the marriage). ...Read more
Is it possible for two brothers to have the same blood type (O+) while the third belongs to a different blood group (A+)? If yes, how probable?
If both parents have b+ blood type, can their child have a different blood group? And if the parents have 2 children, can only one child differ?
Yes to both: If both parents are B+, any of their children can be either B+ or O+. Blood type is determined by the presence of either an A or B antigen, regardless of amount., with inheritance from both parents. B+ parents can be either BB or OB, . If both parents are OB, the child can be B+ (inherit a B from either parent) or be O (inherit an O from either) ...Read more
Is it dangerous for a son donate his kidney to his mother if he has a different blood group then her?
Depends on cross mat: A-B-O incompatible transplants are done in some centers. Ultimately cross-match is going to determine the compatibility and a whether someone can donate or not. ...Read more
How successful is the kidney transplant if the donor has a different blood group? Does the graft have chancesof failing early?
Great if compatible: Excellent outcomes occur for kidney donors with different blood groups than their recipients if the pair is compatible (don a-recip ab; don b - recip ab; don o-recip a, b orab). Incompatible paired kidney transplants are subject to antibody based rejection due to the difference in blood types. Prevention with plasmapheresis, use of Rituxan (rituximab) is good not perfect. Yes, early failure can still happen. ...Read more
A common condition: D+ is the most common rh finding. It is usually referred to as rh positive. It is not a situation that has any particular advantages or disadvantages other than testing for transfusion is needed. That is standard for all tranfusions. ...Read more
My blood group is a negative. However my blood (as well as being d negative) is also c negative and e negative. What does this mean?
Blood group systems: The ABO blood group system is the most important blood group system. The second most important system is rh blood group systems- where thare are 50 known antigens- including c c d d e e. The commonly used terms rh factor, rh positive and rh negative refer to the d antigen only. So your blood type is type a (from the ABO system- meaning you have a antigen) and rh negative -meaning you don't have d. ...Read more
Genetic drift: There is no obvious selective advantage for A, B or O in nature, and these seem to be the result of random mutations. Some of the African blood groups, famously Duffy Negative, arise in response to selective pressure because it gives immunity to the local form of malaria. You may find this site helpful http://sandwalk. Blogspot. Com/2007/02/abo-blood-types. Html ...Read more
All are important:
The ABO system is the most important blood-group system in human-blood transfusion.
Any blood type is important and can save lives as a blood donor.
Depending on the ethnicity and race blood types are in different percentage. Ie. For group o, native american indians 76%, us white 45%, us aa 49%, russian 33%, koreans 28%, irish 52%, arabs 34%, belgians 47%, japanese 30%, spanish 38%. ...Read more
Is the blood from an old person different than that of a child, and could one give blood to the other?
Heparin, warfarin...: The most common two are Heparin and warfarin. Heparin is typically continuously infused in a hospital setting and can be given twice a day at home via subcutaneous injection. Warfarin is a pill that is taken daily and requires monitoring of a blood level. There are others, but these are the most common by far. ...Read more
Universal donor: The advantage is that you are a universal donor- which means you can donate your blood and the blood can be used and be given to people with different type of blood group. Which means you can do a lot of good karma. The disadvantage is that if you ever need packed red blood cell transfusion-you should only get a type o blood, which unfortunately -is not very common. ...Read more
I'm Rh d neg blood group. Is it a rare blood? Is it needed for donating? Do I have to carry my card with me & show drs?
Please Donate: It would be great for you to donate, but you should go to a blood donation office or a blood drive somewhere and donate as often as possible. Carrying a card may help if you were in a situation where you needed a transfusion but it wouldn't help you for being a donor. ...Read more
O+: Because baby is O+ and you are O-, father is O+. ...Read more