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roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
All of a sudden i've become interested in this subject. How many different blood types are there? I know the basics, like A, B, AB, O, pos/neg. Is that all? Which one(s) is common? What ones are rare? Do you know what blood type you are?



I don't know what blood type I am. I'm going to donate blood soon, (I had to wait 12 months after getting a tattoo), so then I'll find out. For some reason I'm really eager to find out...I'd love to have a blood type no one has ever encountered something like blood type KW8- ubblol *shrugs* lol I don't know.

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MedusaSILVER Member
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1,433 posts
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Perth, Australia


Posted:
I don't know what blood type I am but doctors are always telling me it is rare and wish I had more weight on me so they could take my blood from me....hehehe

I also have high iron too so my blood is good... biggrin

roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
Ooo! Maybe you have KW8- like I might! ubblol

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flash fireBRONZE Member
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2,758 posts
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia


Posted:
I'm A - (that's A negative)



Moderately rare.

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mtbeerGOLD Member
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529 posts
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA


Posted:
Blood type info

I think I'm AB+

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MynciBRONZE Member
Macaque of all trades
8,738 posts
Location: wombling free..., United Kingdom


Posted:
i'm O- but can't give blood coz I had glandular fever 10 years ago. It bugs me that they make you feel guilty about not giving blood when a lot of people can't.

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_FSA_now comes with skydiving license
1,627 posts
Location: In your head. (Tasmania, Australia)


Posted:
um...i have no idea what blood type i am but i would like to find out....

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blu_valleySILVER Member
fluffy mess
197 posts
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom


Posted:
Im O too, wasnt aloud to give blood for 10 years because I had yellow jaundice when I was 10, then I couldn't give blood because I got a tattoo. I was able to give blood once in South Africa, and now that I'm in the UK they wont take my blood anyway because I'm 'high risk' for all of the above.

Can't say I didn't try!

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SNOOPoiCarpal \'Tunnel
3,380 posts
Location: At the bottom of the garden with the fairies...


Posted:
i have know idea what blood type i am. but i will ask the doctor next time i go biggrin

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DFZBRONZE Member
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313 posts
Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia


Posted:
I have O +, i think it's the most common. I donated blood the other day. Now i'm looking into being a Bone Marrow Donor.

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vanizeSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,899 posts
Location: Austin, Texas, USA


Posted:
O+, but can't give blood for several more years because of having a yellow feaver shot a couple years ago.

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.:star:.SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
I have no idea what blood type I am but i can't give blood because i'm anniemic(sp?).

My boyfriend's blood is super rare, he gets regular phone calls from the blood bank people to remind him to donate often because they want his blood so much!

animatEdBRONZE Member
1 + 1 = 3
3,540 posts
Location: Bristol UK


Posted:
O rhesus negative, I think...

But couldn't give blood for a while because I had my tongue pierced...

really should start doing it again...

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BethMiss Whippy
1,262 posts
Location: Cornwall & Oxford


Posted:
i'm B+ i give blood regularly and have abstained from all piercings and tattoos, even tho i love them so, so i can donate every 4 months, which is the most anyone can, in england anyway.

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DarthMeauxThe artist formerly known as Phae'xorl.
145 posts
Location: South-East Ohio (the foothills of the Appalacian M...


Posted:
I really have no idea, although I would greatly like to know so that I can donate...(and , well it's never a bad idea to know what your blood type is in case of an emergency!)...On a side note, they just eased the "tattoo/piercing" restriction here in the states, in an effort to encourage more people to donate blood...yay.

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ZauberdachSometimes sword wofter
199 posts
Location: Edinburgh


Posted:
Written by: flash fire


I'm A - (that's A negative)

Moderately rare.




yey, lets start a A neg club smile

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TinklePantsGOLD Member
Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
4,219 posts
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr, United Kingdom


Posted:
right, this is based on US population
O+ 38%
A+ 35%
B+ 9%
O- 7%
A- 6%
AB+ 3%
B- 2%
AB- 1%

I'm A+.

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meghannenthusiast
302 posts
Location: good ol@ devon. cullompton to be precise


Posted:
im o+

you can donate without knowing, thats how i found out what i was, i like being o, it means my blood can be given to almost anyone, o- is best tho ANYONE can have that.

its all down to the ribosomes.

i was really annoyed when i had to wait 6months to give blood just coz i got my ears pierced tho.

ive learned
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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
A+

Probably the only thing about me that's A+, but yeah... smile

You could always go to the doctor and ask for a type and screen so that you can put it on the back of your license.

-Mike

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PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


Posted:
AB+ , one of the rarer ones...like me! wink

My dad is AB- , the rarest. The blood bank offers him money for his blood, but he doesn't part with it ever. My mom is O+ , which is why I am adopted.

I am not allowed to donate for being anemic, and the whole tattoo thing. wink

Pele
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JauntyJamesSILVER Member
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3,533 posts
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA


Posted:
Written by: Pele


My mom is O+ , which is why I am adopted.




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.:star:.SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
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EpsilonKiasNote to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
107 posts
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA


Posted:
I gots AB+ I think. ^_^

Yay for rare blood!!!!

shen shuiSILVER Member
no excuses. no apologies.
1,799 posts
Location: aotearoa, New Zealand


Posted:
i think its silly to give your blood away.
people who give blood are often already lacking in blood as it is. think having a biscuit'll fill you full of blood? nopey.
-sigh-
its very nice and helpful, yes, im not disputing that. just saying that the majority of ppl that give blood should be the ones receiving it.
thats all.
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MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,923 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
I can't donate for being gay. shrug

And on an anti-TNF drug.

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MedusaSILVER Member
veteran
1,433 posts
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Perth, Australia


Posted:
That's horrid....prejudice....

DragonFuryBRONZE Member
Draco Iracundia
784 posts
Location: Adelaide, Australia


Posted:
i donate when i can, A+ is my blood type. The ladies from the blood bank ring me up as i'm a very healthy person who can spare a bit of blood, plus, i'd like people to give me blood if i need it. Yeah, it may run some people down a little when they donate, but its a life saver in the end. To me saving a life is worth more than feeling down for a couple hours.

I've had cases of glandular fever and they still take my blood.

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=Flashpoint=SILVER Member
Pasta of Muppets
2,722 posts
Location: in the interwebs..., United Kingdom


Posted:
I would like to join the A Negative club! I give blood as much as poss, I have no tats or piercings, and I have given 15 times in my life so far. I only do it for the free tea...

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Sir Nuggit....is a liability
899 posts
Location: playing with traffic


Posted:
Written by: flash fire


I'm A - (that's A negative)





Ditto biggrin

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larziemember
38 posts
Location: gold coast, qld


Posted:
i have o type blood. o negative.



and whats cool is i went to the doctor to get my blood type etc n they made a little laminated card to pput in my wallet with all the info on it!! never had to use it but handy i thought..... ubblol

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roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
I want to be the rarest! I'm going to book in to give blood now I think. My 12 month waiting period after getting my tattoo is just about over.

Actually...being the rarest probably isn't that good...because the majority of people who are going to need the blood will need the common blood types!

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


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