Do you know your blood group?

@sprite1950 (14496)
Corsham, England
August 30, 2016 2:40pm CST
I have always known that mine is the second most common group A positive. I used to donate blood when I was younger but haven't done so since I retired. I really should start it up again. Do you know your own blood group and do you donate?
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@CinnamonGrl (6074)
• Paradise, California
30 Aug 16
Yes, mine is A negative. I used to donate but haven't since being transfused a few times after surgery. I suppose I could.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Aug 16
I think the negative types are quite rare aren't they Sue?
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Did you know that there are now blood substitutes that work even better than blood and are safer.
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• United States
31 Aug 16
If you have had a blood transfusion, you should have your liver checked on a regular basis. Some blood donors pass on diseases that can destroy your liver in time, without you even being aware of what caused it.
@MALUSE (44590)
• Uzbekistan
30 Aug 16
My blood group is O negative. It's one of the rare groups and sought after for donations. I used to donate blood several times when I was younger. But I had diseasess after which nobody wants my blood anymore.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Did you know that there are blood substitutes now, that work even better than blood and are safer.
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@MALUSE (44590)
• Uzbekistan
30 Aug 16
@IreneVincent That's right, but the Red Cross is still keen on donors.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Aug 16
@Maluse My sister can't give blood because she had glandular fever when she was younger.
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Aug 16
I am a type B, As much as I want to donate blood they won't allow me because I am inked. I do regret having tattoos because of going through a phase. I remember in Japan, they treat blood type like it is horoscope. they have beliefs your Blood type defines your personality.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Did you know that there are blood substitutes that work even better than blood and any blood type person can use them safely.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Aug 16
I didn't realise you couldn't give blood if you have tattoos.
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Aug 16
@sprite1950 I am very sure I am healthy and aids free but they reject me the moment they see the ink.
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@moffittjc (46045)
• Gainesville, Florida
30 Aug 16
I am O Negative, and I try to donate every 8 weeks as they allow. I've been doing it faithfully since I was 18 years old, so it's been many, many decades now that I have continued to give blood. I considered it my civic duty to help those in need.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Did you know that there are now blood substitutes that work even better than blood and are much safer?
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Aug 16
That's brilliant Jeff. It's quite frequent though. Do you feel ok?
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• United States
31 Aug 16
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@Corbin5 (119170)
• United States
30 Aug 16
On the back of my driver's license it says RH Factor. I do not donate blood due to an autoimmune disorder, but my husband does. My blood could only go to RH Factor-positive persons if I did donate.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Did you know that there are blood substitutes that work even better than blood and are safe to use on any blood type.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Aug 16
I don't know anything about autoimmune disorders Debbie but it's good that your husband can donate.
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• United States
31 Aug 16
Blood donors have no idea, for the most part, what their DNA contains. Blood banks have no way of testing what some ancestor might have passed down to a blood donor. The research on Blood and the study of DNA has opened many avenues of discovery in recent years and scientists have finally realized that our blood has many properties previously unknown. Ask your doctor about the risks of blood born diseases.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
30 Aug 16
Mine is O+ and I've never donated. I should but truth is that I'm kind of lazy. I know there are benefits, such as STD tests and cookies. At least it is like that here.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Aug 16
You'll always be OK as there is plenty of your group around :)
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
30 Aug 16
@sprite1950 True, I inherited it from my parents (they're both O+) who inherited it from their grandparents (mom's O+, dad's B+ and O-). So average.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Did you know that there are now blood substitutes that work even better than blood and are safer. I carry a "NO BLOOD" card with a list of the substitutes.
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@NJChicaa (47407)
• United States
30 Aug 16
Yes I know my blood type. I'm B negative. I don't donate though.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Aug 16
Your blood would be sought after as it is rare.
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• United States
30 Aug 16
Did you know that there are now blood substitutes that work even better than blood and are safer. Ask for them. I carry a "NO BLOOD" card with a list of the substitutes.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Aug 16
@IreneVincent Yes I had heard about this but know very little about it.
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@BettyB (4209)
• Summerville, South Carolina
31 Aug 16
As I used to work in a medical lab, I've always known mine.
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• United States
31 Aug 16
I of course do know my blood type of the four groups, AB, but I don't donate
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
31 Aug 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I looked your group up and it is found in less than 5% of the population and didn't even exisit until around 10-12 centuries ago.
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• United States
31 Aug 16
@sprite1950 yes I know that is what makes me so unique
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• United States
31 Aug 16
@sprite1950 I also found some interesting news on the AB blood type, Jesus supposedly was this too
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
3 Sep 16
I am O-'ve. ....but i don't donate...I have deficiencies in by blood...I am currently having to give extra attention to everything I eat.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
3 Sep 16
Yes it's best if you don't if you have deficiencies.
@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
3 Sep 16
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@MattMeng (3293)
• Hangzhou, China
4 Sep 16
I'm sorry to hear that there are deficiencies in your blood, hope you could be health soon.
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@Jackalyn (7142)
• Oxford, England
1 Sep 16
I am rhesus negative. Last time I tried to donate they refused my blood. I should probably check if it is OK now.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
1 Sep 16
Sometimes it can be if you a bit run down. It will show in your blood and they won't take it.
• United States
3 Sep 16
@Jackalyn the rhesus negative is attached to what group though A, B, AB or O ?
@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
31 Aug 16
Yes, I do know. I have not donated blood yet.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
1 Sep 16
It's never too late. Actually that might not be true .. there is probably an age limit on donating blood.
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@thelme55 (15125)
• Germany
2 Sep 16
@sprite1950 yes, I think so. I am already old for that.
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@rina110383 (24069)
31 Aug 16
Mine is AB and I haven't tried donating my blood.
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• United States
31 Aug 16
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
31 Aug 16
That's quite rare isn't it?
@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
31 Aug 16
I am an O positive and I used to donate but I have been to England too many times and they are afraid about Mad Cow, go figure!! But two of my children are A negative and they both donate regularly.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
31 Aug 16
@BelleStarr Afraid of Mad Cow?! It's been years since I've even heard it mentioned.
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@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
31 Aug 16
@sprite1950 Yep it is part of the questions, they ask how many times and how long you have spent in Europe.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
1 Sep 16
@BelleStarr Well nothing really surprises me these days!
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@MattMeng (3293)
• Hangzhou, China
4 Sep 16
Dear friend, I have the same group with you .
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
4 Sep 16
Ah we could give each other blood then :)
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@MattMeng (3293)
• Hangzhou, China
4 Sep 16
@sprite1950 Yes, but it is better not to received blood.
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@hereandthere (32989)
• Philippines
1 Sep 16
i know i'm o but i can't remember if it's positive or negative. i've only donated once to a family member a few years ago.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
1 Sep 16
The positives are the more common groups and the negatives rare. I'm glad I have a common group as I know there weill always be plenty around.
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@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
31 Aug 16
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• United States
3 Sep 16
pssst @IreneVincent offering the same link over and over seems you are kind of pushing following ONLY what the religious group of Jehovahs Witnesses follow . . . there are other alternatives, safe and natural and not at all chemically obliterated
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
3 Sep 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Are we allowed to keep writing the same thing over and over?
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• United States
3 Sep 16
@sprite1950 no and honestly THIS is getting on my nerves, some people are so pushy BUT it is very late, I am cranky and I am heading to bed now it is after 3 am here
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@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
3 Sep 16
I didn't mean to "hijack" your discussion, but I just think that this NEW information about alternatives to blood transfusions is important for people to know. After so many people got HIV a few years ago, because of lack of knowledge about blood-borne diseases, a LOT of NEW research has been done and the results published but evidently very FEW people have paid attention, it seems. Many people are still under the impression that donated blood is SAFE because they THINK its been tested but actually there are NO TESTS available for some of the blood-borne diseases that are passed along to unsuspecting patients. And much of the blood in blood banks came from countries that don't test the blood at all. Some persons here think that I'm pushing what Jehovah's Witnesses believe but I'm sharing information that thousands of SCIENTISTS and DOCTORS are recommending, because of THEIR RESEARCH. Yes, Jehovah's Witnesses have paid attention to this NEW research and they are HAPPY that more and more people know about the alternatives. LIVES are being saved. Patients who are NOT Jehovah's Witnesses are better informed and are NOW requesting those alternatives. I can only hope that MORE people would understand the risks of blood transfusions.
@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
30 Aug 16
Did you know that there are blood substitutes that work even better than blood and are much safer? I carry a "NO BLOOD" card that lists all the substitutes that I will accept. There are no lurking diseases in these substitutes.