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View Poll Results: Do you know your blood type?
0+ 32 24.24%
A+ 29 21.97%
B+ 13 9.85%
AB+ 8 6.06%
0- 14 10.61%
A- 11 8.33%
B- 5 3.79%
AB- 8 6.06%
I do not know my blood type 11 8.33%
I know my blood type but rather not say 1 0.76%
Voters: 132. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-20-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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I never understand how someone can be an adult and NOT know their blood type. I remember my mom telling me my type when I was a little kid. Then around 6th or 7th grade, in science class, we did blood typing on ourselves as a lab project. I remember even then being shocked that some of my 11 year old classmates didn't know their type. Then as a Freshman in college, we did blood typing again as a lab, and I still ran into 18-19 year old idiots who didn't know their type. WTF?


O+ here
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Here + There = Everywhere
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I never understand how someone can be an adult and NOT know their blood type. I remember my mom telling me my type when I was a little kid. Then around 6th or 7th grade, in science class, we did blood typing on ourselves as a lab project. I remember even then being shocked that some of my 11 year old classmates didn't know their type. Then as a Freshman in college, we did blood typing again as a lab, and I still ran into 18-19 year old idiots who didn't know their type. WTF?


O+ here
My mom is A- like me and had major complications with the birth of my sister who is rh positive. I have known about the rh negative factor and me being rh negative since I was 5, but was unaware that it was A specifically until about a year ago.
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:09 PM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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I never understand how someone can be an adult and NOT know their blood type. I remember my mom telling me my type when I was a little kid. Then around 6th or 7th grade, in science class, we did blood typing on ourselves as a lab project. I remember even then being shocked that some of my 11 year old classmates didn't know their type. Then as a Freshman in college, we did blood typing again as a lab, and I still ran into 18-19 year old idiots who didn't know their type. WTF?


O+ here

I think it's very dangerous to not know.
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Okay, so I should have said, 1st world country instead of "civilized".
Interesting that Princess never was asked until she was in Colombia, and I was never asked until I was in Jordan. No "1st world country" has ever asked, nor routinely typed my blood during any of the dozens of diagnostic blood draws I've ever had.

I've had drivers licenses in a dozen US states and Canadian provinces, and not one has ever thought it was important enough to put on there.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:26 PM
 
Location: NJ
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AB+ is the best for plasma as they are the universal receiver.
I'm talking donation, not receiving.

Eta - I just did some searching, and I think it's platelets, not plasma. My bad
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I never understand how someone can be an adult and NOT know their blood type. I remember my mom telling me my type when I was a little kid. Then around 6th or 7th grade, in science class, we did blood typing on ourselves as a lab project. I remember even then being shocked that some of my 11 year old classmates didn't know their type. Then as a Freshman in college, we did blood typing again as a lab, and I still ran into 18-19 year old idiots who didn't know their type. WTF?


O+ here
THANK YOU. This was my point too. I've known my blood type since elementary school. My kids were taught their blood type in elementary school. This is just something everyone show know - in case you ever need to receive blood or give it.
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Just a note: if you want to donate, you need to weigh at least 110 lbs. (found that out the sad/hard way).

Last edited by Flamingo13; 12-20-2011 at 05:59 PM.. Reason: typo.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Just a note: if you want to donate, you need to weigh at least 110 lbs. (found that out the sad/hard way).
Ugh I found out the hard way too. I am about 120 and I still feel very dizzy and faint after I donate. Do you (or anyone) feel faint? Last month when i donated I had to lay down in the middle of the mall floor (where the blood donation event took place...not the best of areas lol, no benches either) and laid my head on my purse.
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Here + There = Everywhere
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I'm talking donation, not receiving.

Eta - I just did some searching, and I think it's platelets, not plasma. My bad
Yes, but when it comes to plasma, it's vice versa.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: in your dreams
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I am O-

I've never donated blood, but have recieved some!

I would like to give back though, what other qualifications must you have (or not)?
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