Girl Switches blood types after transplant..

@ersmommy1 (12596)
United States
January 24, 2008 8:30pm CST
An Australian girl spontaneously changed blood groups and adopted her donor's immune system after a liver transplant, in what doctors treating her said was the first known case of its type. I didn't know such a thing was possible!
2 responses
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
26 Jan 08
I believe this may have happened before, but my memory is a bit fuzzy on it. I'll have to look further on this one. Interesting case either way. Oh what I remember is that if its definitely conflicting the transfusion can have problems (immunity problems/attacks most notably). Researchers were also able to change the A B and AB enzymes to group O, but it doesn't effect Rh group. Thanks for bringing this up Ers.
@lightningd (1041)
• United States
25 Jan 08
Well I know it's possible to be born with conflicting types of blood in your system... Has to do with the RH factor and all that. I was born with a rare disorder such as this and had to have a "blood wash" which was experimental at the time. Had I not been born at a major research hospital, most likely I would not have survived. But this case in Australia is very interesting, I'll have to do some reasearch on that one!!