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View Poll Results: do you know your blood type?
YES 124 81.05%
NO 29 18.95%
Voters: 153. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-22-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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I am rrh-. My great grandfather was from France, of Basque ancestry. His third daughter, my grandmother, had only one living child - my mother, then 13 miscarriages. My mother inherited her fathers rh+ bloodtype (-,+). I am my mother's third daughter and out of four girls, I am the only one who is rrh-. My other three sister have rh+. Our father is B+ (++). At the age of 2 years old, before the discovery of rhogam, my body developed an allergic reaction to my own bloodtype. My throat swelled close in just two days. Fortunately there was someone who knew how to do a field treacheotomy just in the nick of time and brought me out of a clinical death. I recieved the new serum shot right afterwards, and it worked to calm that war between body and bloodtype.
Having this rh- bloodtype, in the total absence of any protiens that surround the redblood cells of the rh+ bloodtype, I have been a target for any ailment that is in our ancestry. My oldest son has health problems, my second son died at 3 months from what is called SIDS (actually this traumatic bloodtype mixture). My third son is colorblind, mainly in the pastels. An underlying depression syndrom runs through this rh- bloodtype, per the absence of Proteins. There is a higher level of "intuitiveness" that accompanies this rh- bloodtype, that in it's self can scare the daylights out of ya.
Being a universal donor is a wonderful thing, but it still leaves the actual rh-, especially the 0rh- person with a struggle in life.
I would like to challange the Science world to do more research and study into the rh- bloodtype to find a way to ease the medical difficulties that comes with it.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:20 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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A positive
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I am O+ and the last two months have been the longest time I've gone without the Red Cross calling me to donate.( I had a long-winded cold in Jan.).
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Murphy, NC
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Where can I purchase a Blood Type test kit ?? any pharmacies like Rite Aid?

Is it true that blood type can help determine what you should have in your diet?
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Old 05-07-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: RV Park
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Where can I purchase a Blood Type test kit ?? any pharmacies like Rite Aid?

Is it true that blood type can help determine what you should have in your diet?
A) Give blood, they'll tell you

B) Yes, there are resources at health stores that will break down foods by blood type. (I shouldn't eat ham )

I'm positively O+, btw.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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nope, can't remember the Rh factor (+ or -), and that's probably important. Blood type is A though.
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Old 05-07-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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Where can I purchase a Blood Type test kit ?? any pharmacies like Rite Aid?

Is it true that blood type can help determine what you should have in your diet?
Depends on your definition of "true"...

If you mean is it "true" that some people believe this to be so....yes

If you mean is it "true" as in is there any rationale or reason why you should follow such a diet....NO
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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My answer is yes and no. I've asked a few times but always forget. I think it's A+ but I wouldn't stake my life on it.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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O negative
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Old 05-09-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: NY
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B positive and Rh positive.

My mother was Rh negative and my father Rh positive; I remember my mom telling me numerous times that her obstetrician told her that "the first pregnancy is usually fine, it's any subsequent ones that give problems." That's why I was an only child! This was during the late 1940s by the way.

I had to go for some surgery in my 20s and when I went for the pre-surgical testing they included the blood typing; I asked them to also do the Rh factor test because I wanted to know whether or not I was negative like my mom had been.
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