Do you know your blood type?

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  1. FAST6191
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    Your blood has a type, no need to go into a full course of haematology but if you want a basic overview



    Anyway I saw a blood donation van the other day and it occurred that despite being an old man I have no clue what mine is. I had meant to get a test kit but kept finding more interesting things to do with the money. Some of my siblings and family have or had some rather rare types too (to the point where they would actively get called up and asked "do you mind?").

    It has little bearing on anything (some people end up slightly more resistant to certain diseases, some reckon it might have some bearing on your preferred diet), however you do occasionally find quirks like Japan where it is still reasonably common to meet people that think it matters for your personality and other such things


    My not knowing mine means I have never donated any to anything other than the floor or new machinery, would be happy to but call it a protest against the silly rules in the UK (which don't actually apply to me but hey). Probably should look at bone marrow for me as well (many of my relatives seem to routinely end up in late stage matches) and while blood shortages are not especially bothersome for me it might be nice to help someone on the marrow side of things.

    No great meaning or impetus behind this post, just thought it might make an amusing discussion. If you want a framing question then do you know your type or do you have any amusing stories or observations related to it all?
     
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    O Positive

    If you fall into the O blood group, you have neither A nor B antigens on your red cells, but both A and B antibodies in your plasma. O positive is the most common blood type; O negative is the universal donor type, meaning those with this blood type can donate red blood cells to anybody.

    For those with type O, it’s a mixed bag. If you have type O, you are more likely to get ulcers — and believe it or not, to rupture your Achilles tendons. You are also at higher risk of cholera. The good news is that people with type O blood are at a lower risk for pancreatic cancer and face a lower risk of dying from malaria than people with other blood groups; that said, if you have type O, you are twice as likely to be a mosquito magnet than those with type A blood.

    If you have type O blood, ketsueki-gata suggests that you are confident, self-determined, strong-willed and intuitive; unfortunately, you are also self-centered, cold, unpredictable and potentially a workaholic.
     
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  4. pasc

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    You are not one of them "japanese-blood-group-guys" ?
    Ah, k, already mentioned that. Good.

    Yes, I do... B+
    (Donated a few times, thats why I know it)
     
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    I have no idea. So if I need blood to survive, I'm kind of screwed.
     
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    ill go with O-negative blood...

    cause that donor type is compatible with any blood type. not that i know mine.


    :evil:
     
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    My mom is O+, and my dad is O-, but I don't know what my exact blood type is. I assume I'm O-something, at the very least.
     
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    I still want to know, my blood has been taken plenty of times but they never told me even though i keep on asking..
     
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    Why do you want to know ?

    That's so myth! LOL!
     
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    If I recall correctly I'm O-, but it was years since I checked so my memory is a little fuzzy.

    I do recall that the dog tags Swedish people used to get upon birth specifically said not to imprint your blood type though as that could endanger one's life if said imprint turns out to be wrong.

    Swedish dog tag
     
  12. kuwanger

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    AB+ The most selfish blood type. :)
     
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    I am O+
    In summers, the whole mosquito "tribes" in my local area take their needs from me that's why I wake up with
    multiple mosquito bites every day.
     
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    Mine is A+
     
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    I have absolutely no idea what my blood type is.
     
  16. leafeon34

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    No idea. The information is probably contained in my medical records somewhere but I haven't tried accessing it since I have no need to know.
     
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    I don't support blood donor anyway. Therefore, I have no idea what my blood type is, lol.
     
  18. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Well, good and bad news:
    if you ever get marrow transplants, your blood type will change. So, use this thread to choose a blood type you want, kidnap them, give that person succ, and boom! new blood type for you.

    bloodplus.
     
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  20. FAST6191
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    What is the matter with donating or receiving blood? There are any number of illness and injuries that your recovery benefits massively from having blood and blood products infused into you. Maybe one day we will have superior artificial methods (they are getting there but it is taking a while, and the natural stuff/components thereof is still superior in a lot of cases) and screening can be tricky (modern protocols do exceptionally well here, even if they are a bit harsh in some things) but no great reason not oppose the concept as a whole.
     
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    I got O- hell yeah
     
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  22. Ryccardo

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    0+ - and I know that because my mom told me when I was much younger and I still remember that :)
     
  23. MythicalData

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    A- I believe
     
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