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View Poll Results: do you know your blood type?
YES 124 81.05%
NO 29 18.95%
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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[quote=CaseyB;7325337]They were paid? My father had AB- and he was always contacted by blood banks from all over and nobody ever offered to pay him anything.

Some collection centers do pay. Not much, but enough that it can help someone that needs a little extra from time to time. However, in the case I was mentioning, the special antibodies that she carried were the critical part. She didn't have to give.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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Why are you so offended by this?

I am not making this up... this just goes to show that doctors don't know everything. Your absolute disbelief that a doctor could make a mistake is a bit odd, but whatever floats your boat.... *shrug*
I'm not offended by this...

I also don't believe doc's are infallible...

If you had said your dermatologist screwed up on blood typing and they had been out of school for ever, OK maybe....

But an OB uses Mendelian genetics in their practice EVERYDAY and no where is this more true than in Rh phenotyping...

I just find this story a little hard to believe...it would be equivalent to you stating that you went to see an endocrinologist and you had to explain thyroid-pituitary feedback loop to the specialist.

I find it far more likely that there was a misunderstanding either on the OB's part or your part during this exchange. It's just not possible for an OB to screw something like this up and still hold a license in a field that is more litigious than any other in medicine.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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Are you sure you weren't told that you DON"T have the antibody to CMV??
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You are right, I was just trying to spell it
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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You are right, I was just trying to spell it
That's great that you are willing to donate so often though your type of blood is greatly needed
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: New England
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I do not know mine. Have been meaning to go donate to find out. If it weren't for those darn needles.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Well, learned something new - I always thought O+ was the universal donor. You can't donate blood though unless you weigh at least 110 lbs.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:56 PM
 
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I've known mine since 8th or 9th grade when we checked our blood type in biology class. I'm A positive.
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Old 02-07-2009, 08:57 PM
 
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Well, learned something new - I always thought O+ was the universal donor. You can't donate blood though unless you weigh at least 110 lbs.
Yeah, I was rejected a couple of times when I was 18-20 because I didn't weigh enough. Wish I still had that problem!
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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I'm AB+ ( universal recipient) Yippee !!!

Mine is spot on, especially the "difficulty making decisions" part.

Does Your Blood Type Reveal Your Personality?
According to a Japanese institute that does research on blood types, there are certain personality traits that seem to match up with certain blood types. How do you rate?

Type 0 You want to be a leader, and when you see something you want, you keep striving until you achieve your goal. You are a trend-setter, loyal, passionate, and self-confident. Your weaknesses include vanity and jealously and a tendency to be too competitive.
Type A You like harmony, peace and organization. You work well with others, and are sensitive, patient and affectionate. Among your weaknesses are stubbornness and an inability to relax.
Type B You're a rugged individualist, who's straight forward and like to do things your own way. Creative and flexible, you adapt easily to any situation. But your insistence on being independent can sometimes go too far and become a weakness.
Type AB Cool and controlled, you're generally well liked and always put people at ease. You're a natural entertainer who's tactful and fair. But you're standoffish, blunt, and have difficulty making decisions.
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Old 02-07-2009, 10:02 PM
 
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Yep. I can't remember a time when I didn't know.
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