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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 05-22-2012, 08:11 AM
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The last time my doctor ordered a blood test for me, I told him I'd like to know what my blood type is, so he noted that on his lab order. When I got to the lab, they told me they would charge me $40 to type my blood, and my insurance would not pay for it. So, needless to say, I have no idea what my blood type is.

I don't know how accurate they are but you can buy a kit from Amazon for a lot less money.

Amazon.com: Blood Type Kit - Also Includes: 1 Eldoncard, 1 lancet, gauze, alcohol wipe, micropipette: Health & Personal Care
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:14 AM
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For years my mother told my I was O+. Then I got tested at school....turns out I am AB+. I have never asked when I donated blood or at my doctor's office so if my test at school was faulty then I don't really know for sure.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I have known I was A+ since my first pregnancy. I was tested and it all explained by my OB/GYN. That was in 1962, can't believe that is not being done today.

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It is done. People just forget.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:07 AM
 
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I don't know how accurate they are but you can buy a kit from Amazon for a lot less money.

Amazon.com: Blood Type Kit - Also Includes: 1 Eldoncard, 1 lancet, gauze, alcohol wipe, micropipette: Health & Personal Care
Reading the reviews of this product, it looks like I would have gotten off easy if my lab only charged 40 bucks. Some people said $75, and one was even quoted $200.

I think I will just assume that if I ever need a transfusion, somebody nearby will have one of these kits handy to use to type my blood. In fact, before they turn on the juice, they'll probably use a test that is more reliable than a do-it-yourself kit, and will determine my type before they have time to look for my wallet card.
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:31 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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female, O neg.
yes, i know about the rh thing. rh incompatability is not good for the
child or mother, although i cannot say exactly why. maybe the blood in the
placenta will kill the baby from mixing blood +/-.

i have no kids, don't really care.

other than that i used to date a guy with your last name a really long time ago.

:P
Because of the mismatch in Rh factors, the mother can recognize the fetus as foreign, and her antibodies can attack the fetus's blood. This can cause the RBCs (red blood cells) to lyse (basically rupture). This leads to a dangerously low RBC (red blood cell) count, and can lead to something called hemolytic disease of the newborn. It isn't a good thing.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:34 AM
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Location: Pennsylvania
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good description, NCRNStudent, but the immunity would only involve the 2nd fetus.


If a mother is negative (and yes it is tested if a prenatal work up is done) and any/all fetus are negative, no problem. But since positive is dominant over negative that's not very likely. The 1st positive fetus would cause the immunity; the 2nd one would suffer the consequences.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:49 PM
 
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I've known my blood type since I donated blood in high school. A+.

Good news, so is my husband.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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O+

I give blood frequently.

No worries about pregnancy, gave birth to healthy child. Not having anymore!
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Here + There = Everywhere
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Originally Posted by CowanStern View Post
The last time my doctor ordered a blood test for me, I told him I'd like to know what my blood type is, so he noted that on his lab order. When I got to the lab, they told me they would charge me $40 to type my blood, and my insurance would not pay for it. So, needless to say, I have no idea what my blood type is.
Why not just pay the 40 bucks and know?
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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I am B-
Hubby is something positive so if we ever have children the rh factor will be some what of an issue but until that day comes I don't worry about it too much
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