blood transfusion question

@jarael (666)
October 23, 2008 4:27am CST
after both of my daughters were born i had to have emergency blood transfusions. it got me thinking, i hear a lot of people saying for example that they have a relative but they are not related by blood does that mean if you have a blood transfusion you are a little bit related to the person who donated the blood? if not why is the term blood related used? just one of those many little questions that bug me lol. ps i didnt pay much attention in classes at school so if we coverered it in curriculm i was not listening lol.
3 responses
@jwfarrimond (4475)
24 Oct 08
A blood relative is someone who is a son, daughter, cousin etc as opposed to someone who is related by marriage.
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@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
the notion regarding familial blood relation has something to do with what they called a distant relative which in other terms being used as a metaphor. yet the basis is through blood affinity from direct descendants from great great great great (and so on) grandparents and this has nothing to do with blood transfusion. blood transfusion on the other hand has something to do with blood typing and Rh factor during cross matching in order for you to receive the right and appropriate blood type whether you are relative or not. but there are greater chances that relatives would have the same blood type since you came from one family tree yet there are factors that would affect when someone marry from a different clan and the offspring would have 50/50 chances of getting them from both parents. this is the reason why royal families don't want to marry others except from within the family so there's no different blood affinities and their blood won't be mixed with a different type. i think i am listening during my class?
@jarael (666)
23 Oct 08
ok i think i get it, so even though u have some blood inside you from a stranger , you are no way related to them.?
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
that's right. you may have the same blood type but not necessarily to be family related yet if we go back to the bible history that we all came from adam and eve but that's another story and it would take us the whole bandwidth of myLot before we could even finish tracing them.
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@jarael (666)
24 Oct 08
lol ok, my head is kinda weird like that, i always think up little questions that probably noone else would think up lol.
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
i think i am not listening too, i have heard only to the other people that it is not advisable to donate blood if you are related to the person. and when some one donated to whom they need a blood transfusion, that person will get a little chance from the donor.
@jarael (666)
23 Oct 08
hi no i meant if u have a blood transfusion, using a complete strangers blood. you will have some of that persons blood inside you, so asking does that mean u are a little related to that person?