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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
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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Medusa
Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
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


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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:Ooo! Maybe you have KW8- like I might! ubblol

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I'm A - (that's A negative)



Moderately rare.


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mtbeer
mtbeer

ARRRR!
Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Blood type info

I think I'm AB+


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Mynci
Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
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.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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_FSA_
_FSA_

now comes with skydiving license
Location: In your head. (Tasmania, Austr...
Member Since: 14th Jun 2005
Total posts: 1627
Posted:um...i have no idea what blood type i am but i would like to find out....

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blu_valley
blu_valley

fluffy mess
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
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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SNOOPoi
SNOOPoi

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: At the bottom of the garden wi...
Member Since: 13th Jun 2002
Total posts: 3380
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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DFZ
DFZ

Christian Death Metal Anyone?
Location: Ipswich, Queensland
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 313
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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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
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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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
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!


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animatEd
animatEd

1 + 1 = 3
Location: Bristol UK
Member Since: 31st Aug 2004
Total posts: 3540
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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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
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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DarthMeaux
The artist formerly known as Phae'xorl.
Location: South-East Ohio (the foothills...
Member Since: 28th Jun 2005
Total posts: 145
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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Zauberdach
Zauberdach

Sometimes sword wofter
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 10th Mar 2005
Total posts: 199
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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TinklePants
TinklePants

Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
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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meghann
enthusiast
Location: good ol@ devon. cullompton to ...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2004
Total posts: 302
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.


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
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.


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Pele
Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
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


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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:Written by: Pele

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



You mean you weren't adopted because your parents loved you enough to raise you? Harsh, dude.


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:Post deleted by .:star:.

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EpsilonKias
EpsilonKias

Note to self... Fur + Fire = Hurt.
Location: Bloomfield Indiana. USA
Member Since: 20th Feb 2005
Total posts: 107
Posted:I gots AB+ I think. ^_^

Yay for rare blood!!!!


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shen shui
shen shui

no excuses. no apologies.
Location: aotearoa
Member Since: 4th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1799
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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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I can't donate for being gay. shrug

And on an anti-TNF drug.


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Medusa
Medusa

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Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:That's horrid....prejudice....

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DragonFury
Draco Iracundia
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 11th Mar 2005
Total posts: 784
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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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
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
Sir Nuggit

....is a liability
Location: playing with traffic
Member Since: 10th May 2005
Total posts: 899
Posted:Written by: flash fire

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




Ditto biggrin


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larzie
member
Location: gold coast, qld
Member Since: 6th Jul 2005
Total posts: 38
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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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
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!


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