How Do You Tell????

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
March 25, 2008 11:04am CST
A man had been married for more than 20 years with tthe same woman.tragedy struck when their first son fell ill with a rare blod disease.and after 5 months ion the hospital bed a blood transfusion was required,naturally the man was willing to give his blood to save his son,after every necessary laboratory tests,it was discovered that his blood and the kid"s blood does not match,indicating that he is not the father of the boy,now the problem is that this information is only known to the wife,how do you think she will tell the huisband?who have fathered the boy for full 18years?
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@vijigopi (991)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I think it's not right to think that if the blood does not match, then the child does not belong to the parents. I have a different blood group than my parents, my father was B+ve, and my mother A1B -ve, but I am just A-ve. We knew only my father's blood group and mine for a long time and I thought since I didn't have my father's group, I should be having my mother's blood. But when she checked her blood group and that too was different, I was shocked, but the doctor told me it doesn't always have to be the same as the parents'. So, you can just say that the father's blood group did not match.
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@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I was thinking the same, but the issue is "what if". I'm sure if they really wanted to know later on, they can have a DNA test done.
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@swirlz (3136)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
Well, the mother seems giulty, so it must mean that something is totally fishy.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
28 Mar 08
i have actually thought about this too but the issue is it seems the woman is hiding something as she had actually asked that the results should not be revealed to the husband,and she even is willing to pay any amount to get a matching blood for the boy,its raelly a twisted one
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
25 Mar 08
If it were me, I wouldn't say anything. I would just say that the blood type didn't match.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
28 Mar 08
what do you then do if eventually he discovers that you told him a lie ,?you know the way information flows these days you cant bank on that,i think its better to tell rather than postpone the evil days
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@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Why cause drama when the child is pretty much grown and the husband has thought all these years that the child was his? Seems like unnecessary drama.
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@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Oh, ouch...not going to touch this one with a ten foot pole... ... Ok, maybe a nine foot pole. She should most definately tell the husband. After all, he raised the child as his own and if he's not told and he tries to give the blood to help, imagine how frustrated he'll be when he realizes it's not helping. Child first...then work out their issues.
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
25 Mar 08
you know it can be easier said than done,i guess the woman knows how emptional the husband feels about the boy am also not sure if i will be able to give a reasonable advise on this but i sure know that its better the man knows
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I do not think that every child matches both of his parents in blood type! Children can have a blood type different from both of their parents. I have one child who has different blood type from the whole family, including siblings! That is why the hospital and doctor have to find someone who matches the same blood type, some are positive and some are negative! The child can have any of the family blood types, going back a few generations you will see who else has that same blood type!
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
28 Mar 08
yes but you see sometimes i think DNA results will not be wrong most of the time and i guess there are otyher ways to discover this aside the blood tests but i just hope this remote case is the case in this situation
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I did not think dna tests are needed for blood transfusions! Dna tests are rarely wrong, but the blood type does not have to match the same as the parents blood types! At least not the A positive or negative, B positive or negative, AB or O bloods, if that is what you meant!