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Do you know your blood type?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I don't. And talking to someone today they were very surprised that I'd got to 40 and didn't know it.

    Do you? And how did you come about this information? Was there a reason you found out or just curious?

    I'm guessing quite a few folk find out through blood donations...
  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    My route
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  3. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I found out the same way.
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  4. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    It's red.
  5. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I'm B positive and found out by asking a nurse when I was in hospital in my 20s. It was simple curiosity that made me ask.
  6. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I'm B neg. I used to donate blood, and still would but I'm not allowed (received a blood transfusion when daughter was born)
    I think it's the O positives whose blood can be given to anyone, is it?
    Edit: no, it's O negative.
  8. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    I didn't till I had a baby. A+. I also found out while pregnant that I have a weird and rare blood antibody thing that means I now have to carry a card just in case I ever need a transfusion.
  9. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I used to donate and so knew my blood type - A positive.
    I also was aware of it after my son was born. There seemed to be lots of information on the side of his crib. Kiellands rotation forceps is a phrase that has stayed with me!
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Just struck me how important blood is and how little I know about my own...

    Must have too much time on my hands.
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  11. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Blood donation for me too. (I'm O pos. common, me!)

    Must do it again soon. Couldn't do it for a while after returning from abroad.

    Having regular blood transfusions saved my Dad's life, and when I used to accompany him to hospital, I got talking to some of the other recipients, and there were such a variety of complaints which required blood.
  12. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

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  13. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    I'm very common too O+

    This is interesting (well I think so :D)

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  14. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    P.S. I used to be a blood donor, but can't remember if that was when I found out or during medicals before starting teacher training.

    My son is 31 and asked me just the other day if I knew what his blood group was as he doesn't. I checked all his baby records (yes I still have them :oops:) but it wasn't shown anywhere.
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  15. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I'm not common at all hence almost a lifetime of donations and I carry a card as a just-in-case.
    I cannot donate now though
  16. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    I'm also B Neg. We are an elite group! 6% population or summat. My mum is AB Neg - even rarer!

    Before I had my first child, they used to take blood more regularly than the norm and used it to make the anti-D serum given to rhesus negative mums with rh + babies.
  17. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Me too.
  18. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    B+ found out in my first proper job at age 21.

    I had malaria about 20 years ago and they don't want my blood as it's unclean even though I've never had a recurrence.
  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    It occurs to me I now know more about some of your blood than I do about my own.
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  20. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    That's easily fixed isn't it?
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