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    (Original post by aeterno)
    O-

    Don't take my blood :ninja:
    I know what you mean. :-)

    I have 0- too.

    We can give blood to everybody but can only receive 0-, which is by the way the rarest type. But that is the reason for me to donate my blood. I don´t get money for it but a friendly smile, kind words and something to eat and drink for free. :-) It is just enough for me to save lives with just a few of my own blood, which I can give for free. I would engage everybody to do that. Maybe you will be in bthe situation that you will need it some time.

    So I change the poll. who of you donates blood?
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    actually saying AB seems to ring a bell with me....Im pretty sure Im AB- but with + antibodies... hence a screwed up blood type... apparently its something to my mum being positive and my dad being negative or whatevers....there again saying that is it possible to be AO? if so I might be that instead...
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    I'm A+.......and regularly donate blood
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    I don't know they never told me - how do I find out?
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    Strange coincidence so is the milkman
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    (Original post by S129439)
    IB+

    "As in I BE POSITIVE YOU AINT TOUCHIN ME WITH NO NEEDLE!"

    - The Truman Show


    But seriously, it's A+. Just under a third of the population of the UK have this.
    Really? Could've sworn that was from Bruce Almighty :holmes:

    Anyway, i don't know what blood type i am, but my parents are AO and BO so i could be anything
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    (Original post by suzie101)
    actually saying AB seems to ring a bell with me....Im pretty sure Im AB- but with + antibodies... hence a screwed up blood type... apparently its something to my mum being positive and my dad being negative or whatevers....there again saying that is it possible to be AO? if so I might be that instead...
    You can have A and O alleles, but you can't be type O unless you have 2 O alleles, so you would be type A if you did. There Is only A, B, AB, and O (with +ves/-tve too).
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    (Original post by Xurvi)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/images/smilies/five.gif

    AB+ for the win! Plus, we're amongst the rarest :awesome:
    Thats a bad thing.
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    (Original post by Gemma2010)
    You can have A and O alleles, but you can't be type O unless you have 2 O alleles, so you would be type A if you did. There Is only A, B, AB, and O (with +ves/-tve too).
    Ah Ive no idea! Should probably have paid more attention in biology class
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    O+
    The universal donor
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    (Original post by aeterno)
    O-

    Don't take my blood :ninja:
    O- actually means you cannot accept anyone elses blood, but you can donate to everyone else since your blood cells contains no antigens that can cause an immune response.
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    (Original post by SophiaMaria)
    O+
    The universal donor
    O- is the universal donor actually. Anyone that is -ve for the Rh factor will produce anti-Rh antibodies, thus destroying your erythrocytes.
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    O+, the most common.
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    (Original post by l4ith)
    O- is the universal donor actually. Anyone that is -ve for the Rh factor will produce anti-Rh antibodies, thus destroying your erythrocytes.
    I see. I just learnt that in basic biology, that I am antigenically naked haha, but good to know.
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    (Original post by l4ith)
    O- actually means you cannot accept anyone elses blood, but you can donate to everyone else since your blood cells contains no antigens that can cause an immune response.
    I realise that. Hence the 'don't take my blood' comment
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    (Original post by Arcanine)
    Thats a bad thing.
    Not when you're the universal recipient :p:
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    I have no idea!
 
 
 
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