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Is A Negative A Rare Blood Type
Blood type: Consists of blood group a, b, ab or o combined with rh factor positive or negative. Lacking this cell surface marker (rh negative), neg folks cannot take blood products from people who are rh positive, as your body will reject them, followed by blood group. Rh negative folks are not rare in number. They are simply more restricted, based on that neg factor, from whom they can receive. ...Read more
See below: There is no such thing as a negative blood type. I think you mean the rhesus factor is negative, as in A- vs. A+. The negative doesn't mean much except when the father of a developing fetus is positive and the mother is negative. On a subsequent pregnancy, it can cause problems for the fetus but this is prevented with a medicine called Rhogam. ...Read more
No: The presence (+) or absence (-) of the rh factor does not significantly impact general human health. The wikipedia article on blood types does contain some information on some of the additional about two dozen blood groups (duffy, kell, lewis, etc.). ...Read more
Not a suitable issue: For self treatment. You are not likely to pick out the blood for your own transfusion. Blood banks do not give incompatible blood. O negative people are given o negative blood except in rare emergencies and even then only to males or post-menopausal women. ...Read more
Yes: Each parent has two rh genes. It only takes one positive gene to make a person rh positive, so each parent can have a positive and a negative rh gene. Both genes have to be rh negative for someone to be rh negative. Since each parent only contributes one gene to child, the child can get a negative gene from each parent and therefore be rh negative. ...Read more
Either: Not enough information, since the rh-factor can either be transmitted or not, so could be either. Equally challenging to see if you are a, b, or ab blood type, depending on mom's blood type. Can donate blood and they'll send you a donor card with your blood type & rh factor (and you will save 3 people's lives!). ...Read more
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My blood type is o positive, and my husband is a negative. Will we have a+/- children, and would that make for high risk pregnancies?
Possible issue: I would not consider an a/o incompatibility issue high risk, but worthy of monitoring. In your lifetime you have likely been sensitized to the proteins on the a blood cells & your antibodies will cross into baby & boost his/her chances of having jaundice. Most do well without rx & some require some special monitoring & help. I can remember only 1 case in 3 decades that gave me any real trouble. ...Read more
There are several rare blood types needed to save patients with multiple transfusions like sickle cell patients. This link will give more information regarding this matter: http://www. Redcrossblood. Org/sites/arc/files/pdf/ardp_and_sickle_cell_disease. Pdf
another rare one"bombay phenotype" (h/h, also known as oh) and is found in 1 of 10, 000 individuals in india and 1 in a million people in europe. ...Read more
Blood type irrelevan: Almost as easy to eat unhealthy vegetarian as it is to eat unhealthy omnivore; just different factors. How vegetarian do u mean? Eat eggs? Dairy? Fish? Vegan? The more restricted diet, the more thought and effort it takes to keep balanced. Can be very healthy. Concerns about adequate protein, iron, zinc, vitamin b12, vitamin d, calcium, calories (esp in children). Lower fat is a +. Takes work. ...Read more
Child has O- blood type, heard its rare, im scared if she ever needs blood there will be a shortage of her type: (should I worry??
No/no: AB negative is the rarest blood type in the US with < or up to 1% having it based on ethnic background. O neg range is 1-8% based on ethnic background and hospitals/blood banks keep it around all the time because they can use it as basic blood in most emergency settings. (for most types) I'd find something else to worry about, this has been covered. ...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?
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. ...Read more
Hoping you can tell me, is person with a not so common blood type, o neg, harder to find a donor for?
Depends: For a true crossmatch, possibly. But males are often given 0+ blood due to lack of availability of adequate 0-, which is reserved for females of childbearing (/pre-childbearing) ages. We always need donors to keep the blood supply supplied. Call 1-800-red-cross to find a donor center near you! ...Read more