Curiousness about blood groups?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by trashit, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. trashit

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    Which are normal and which are unique? Im A positive, is that normal? X
     
  2. sera

    sera Well-Known Member

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    hey hunni! yup that is normal i think.. i am that too! :) the Rneg or Rpos rhesus i think its called is not the "normal" one and the ost popular one is O i think! i know my hubby is a O blood group and he can gie to any other blood group but we (A+) can only give to A+ if that makes sence.. y u wondering babe?
    xoxo
     
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    Sooz Paige & Mason's Mum!

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    The positive and negative are to do with rhesus factor and there is no normal or not - although negative mums pregnant with positive babies may need anti-D treatment.

    Do you know what bood type you are? O, A, B or AB?
     
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    topazicatzbet mummy to 3 boys

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    o is the most common follwed by A and B. then AB is the most rare.

    if you are o you can only have o blood
    a you can have o and A
    B you can have o and b
    and if you are AB you can have A,B,AB and O

    if you are negative you can only have neg blood, if you are pos you can have neg and positive.

    does that help?
     
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    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I'm AB+. It's pretty rare but it's still normal. My OH is O which is the most popular.
     
  9. Sooz

    Sooz Paige & Mason's Mum!

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    Oh and if you're interested you can see the national blood stocks in units here: https://www.blood.co.uk/StockGraph/stocklevelstandard.aspx

    Donors of common groups are usually called on more frequently to give blood than those of rarer ones as there are more people in need of transfusions due to a higher percentage of the population being from those blood groups.
     
  10. trashit

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    Just always been curious about it, curious as to which the most rare is etc. Dunno why, im weird like that lol. Thanks everyone :flower: x
     
  11. lynnikins

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    my husband is AB+ and im O+ and our DS is B+ ,
    Because we all have positive blood groups then we arent RH neg so i dont need Anti D when pregnant , however there are other blood type conflict disorders one of which affected my DS at birth and he ended up in the Neo-Natal unit for a few days, they cant screen sucessfully for many causes of HDN ( what make my son so sick he was suffering from an ABO HDN complication ) except for the RH negative one and anyone pregnant who is RH neg should get 2 Anti D shots during pregnancy and one just post birth and the baby will be observed, some cases need extra Anti D and they reccomend getting a shot if you have any bleeding or accidents which impact your bump, you would have been notified after your booking bloods were processed if you were RH Neg
     
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    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    lcside Mummy to Erin

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    I'm B-, my husband is B+, my daughter is B+ and my son (who died) was O+. xx
     
  14. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    I'm O Neg - everyones fave blood group. I'm the kinda girl you want around in a crisis as anyone can have my blood.
     
  15. Sekhmet

    Sekhmet First-time mum

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    O is the universal donor - anyone can receive O transfusions - so it's especially useful for those with O blood to donate.

    I believe I'm A+.
     
  16. Mize1982

    Mize1982 Mya-My gift from God!

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    i'm O+ and i give blood regulerly as i know it helps other groups

    one thing i dont get tho, my mum is A- and my dad is convinced he is A+ i know the - and + thing is true cause of the problems my mum had with preganncys but how can i be O when they are both A??????

    do you think they either arnt telling me something or my dad has it wrong lol
     

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