What is your blood type? You should know it in case of an emergency.

@Jenaisle (3803)
Philippines
August 7, 2008 12:07am CST
Knowing your blood type is essential. It's a vital part of your identity. Blood typing has many uses. It can be used during blood transfusions (You cannot be transfused with a different blood type or major detrimental effects will result.(coma and eventually death if untreated). Blood types could also be used to exclude paternity. (Could he be my father? exclude him through blood typing) These are only two of the several uses of knowing your blood type. Do you know your blood type? If not then have a blood typing done now, and remember your type.
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@roysville (496)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
I had mine checked last 2004, it's type A I agree that it's important for us to know our blood type.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
I appreciate the feedback. A is a good blood type. Is it Rh+ or RH-? I hope you'll have this tested too as it is equally important as the ABO typing. All the best.
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
wow! you know your blood types! I believe it's RH+, I didn't know it was that important, hehe...
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
7 Aug 08
Yes I do. I get to donate my blood whenever asked for by my friends. So...
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
That's very generous of you. It is voluntary blood donation on your part. This is encouraged nowadays as more and more patients need blood. Your blood could contribute greatly in this program.
• India
8 Aug 08
It does not cost you anything - but it can really save a life. I think it is very much important to donate blood as much as we can.
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
Luckily, my husband and I are both O+ so it's easy for us to find other people with our blood type. We made sure we had blood typing before I gave birth. We have a friend who just knew she was a type O. When she gave birth, she found out he was an O -, which is quite rare..
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
7 Aug 08
and it has quite a few headaches.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Yes, Type O- is quite rare. Well, at least she knows now. Her relatives may also be O-, these blood types are inherited, so there will always be one or two of her relatives who have the same blood type as she has.
• Singapore
8 Aug 08
Mine is O+. Had it done when I was 12 years old at school. At that time, our blood type was imprinted on our identity card (like you said, part of our identity). But now they don't do that anymore, I don't know why.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
O+ is the most common ABO blood type. Yes, indeed,in our ID cards. It' a good idea to place them back again. Who wouldn't want to know her/his blood type? I appreciate the input.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I really don't...I probably did at one point but now I have forgotten...and that's very good advice to find out what you do have so in case of an emergency it's available!
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
It would be an important info for you. Not that they don't usually blood type you when you do need blood, but it does not hurt to know your blood type beforehand. This is one of the "must knows" that you should seek the answer to. Thanks for the comment. I'm glad you decided to find out.
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
Mine's O. But I'm not sure whether it's a plus or a minus.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
That's the Rh typing. Another kind of blood typing making use of a diferent typing sera. It is usually done simultaneously with ABO typing, because of the significant risk a patient is exposed to when transfused with another Rh Blood type.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
7 Aug 08
oh ,i do know my type as it is very rare.it is o-ve.this blood group proved very expensive for me as i had to take some costly injection after my first delivery and a third pregnancy is a strict no-no.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
7 Aug 08
This is something i need to find out, a couple of years ago I had a blood test and after I asked my doctor what my blood type was but she told me i need to ask for a special test for that so next time i need to have a blood test i must remember to ask...it is important to know.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
Yes. this should be one of your ID card's data. Just like age and name, this is an important data that you should be fully aware of. They do blood type you if ever you'll need to be tranfused with blood, but it does not hurt to know it beforehand. Good you have decided to have a blood type.