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What is a blood group?

What is a blood group?

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. ...Read more

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What does 0+ blood group mean? And what does 0- blood mean?

What does 0+ blood group mean? And what does 0- blood mean?

Just the blood type: The major blood types are a+ (a positive), b+, ab+, o+; and a- (a negative), b-, ab-, and o-. That means o+ and o- are just two of the basic blood types. There is no advantage to having one of these blood types, compared to another. ...Read more

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My doctor says I am 0 rhesus positive, what is my blood group?

My doctor says I am 0 rhesus positive, what is my blood group?

Blood group O+: Blood group O means that there is no A no B antigene on the surface of RBC only D antigene that determines your rhesus positive, and you have anti-A and anti-B naturally occurring antibodies in your plasma. You can receive blood of blood group O+ or O-. ...Read more

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What is a rhesus blood group reaction?

What is a rhesus blood group reaction?

Rh factor: The rhesus factor is an protein add on to the blood cell that divides all groups into those that have it or those that don't.People that are rh - can develop a destructive antibody that will attack any rh + cells & cause a transfusion reaction. Rh + cells don't react to rh- . The rh reaction is much more trouble than most problems with a to o or b to o reactions. ...Read more

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How can I find out what my blood group is?

How can I find out what my blood group is?

Donate blood: If you donate blood you will be told what your blood type is for free. Or you can pay your family doctor to test you. ...Read more

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How can I find out what my blood group means? It is a+.

How can I find out what my blood group means?  It is a+.

Means little: If you are getting a blood transfusion it means you can't have certain blood types. Other than that it has little clinical significance. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are factors affecting blood group?

Genetics: Your blood work , just like the color of your eyes, your hair, the shape of your face etc- is inherited from your parents. It is created from combination of your parents's genes. ...Read more