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What is your ABO/Rh blood type?

O+
7 (19.4%)
O-
4 (11.1%)
A+
5 (13.9%)
A-
1 (2.8%)
B+
4 (11.1%)
B-
4 (11.1%)
AB+
3 (8.3%)
AB-
0 (0%)
Unsure
8 (22.2%)

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Blood groups - pure curiosity
« on: September 27, 2013, 09:11:32 PM »
This is for pure curiosity.  I've just finished my clinical rotation through the blood bank (woo-hoo!) and I wanted to see what kind of variation we had here on this forum.  If this poll gets enough votes we should approach the real world frequencies seen of each blood group.

If you're unsure, say so.  Maybe it can be determined through familial knowledge.
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 03:38:08 AM »
I have no idea - that's bad, I guess!  Although I've had enough tests that I'd know if it was one of the really rare ones.

Re: your research, it would be interesting if atheists generally had a different blood group to the population at large!  Maybe our midiclorians are busted?  ;D

I wonder how Christians account for the wide range of blood groups?  Irish, if you started from a population of two, and we assume they have different blood types (and those types are the ones allowing most diversity), is it possible to get to the number of types we have now?
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 03:42:51 AM »
AB+; I used to contribute regularly until I got turned away for an iron deficiency that my doctor was never able to pin down. That was some time ago; I'll have to go by the blood bank again and see if I pass now.
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 05:49:36 AM »
At this point, with only five votes, all in different groups, the statistical occurrence of B- is correct!

PS Blood Bank, pah! Haemostasis is where it's at in the wonderful world of blood.
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2013, 06:47:40 AM »
I think mine is red.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2013, 06:51:25 AM »
I think mine is red.

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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 07:48:47 AM »
O+ for me.

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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2013, 09:53:45 AM »
O-
  yes, everyone can have my blood.  But I only give blood for free Ruby Tuesday Pretzel Burger coupons.
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 02:00:39 PM »
Irish, if you started from a population of two, and we assume they have different blood types (and those types are the ones allowing most diversity), is it possible to get to the number of types we have now?

It'd be possible within one generation.  If you start with a type A mother/father and a type B father/mother their children can be type A, B, AB, or O with a 25% chance for each type per conception.  That's the pairing allowing the most diversity.

However, that's just considering ABO types and not including the Rh typing.  If you want to consider the Rh type as well pair together an A+ mother/father and a B+ father/mother and it is possible to get any of the eight ABO/Rh types within the next generation.   :o
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 02:33:57 AM »
However, that's just considering ABO types and not including the Rh typing.  If you want to consider the Rh type as well pair together an A+ mother/father and a B+ father/mother and it is possible to get any of the eight ABO/Rh types within the next generation.   :o

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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2013, 08:26:04 AM »
Mine is ABV 40%
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2013, 11:56:13 AM »
I voted "unsure", also--I don't care.

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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2013, 12:06:36 PM »
You better get your blood group checked in case you meet an angry Christian.
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2013, 12:07:24 PM »
You better get your blood group checked in case you meet an angry Christian.

Like you?

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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2013, 12:11:04 PM »
Now that really is an insult calling me a Christian.

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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2013, 12:30:22 PM »
trying to make a table of the population

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Out of 100 donors . . . . .
          84 donors are RH+
          16 donors are RH-
          38 are O+
           7 are O-
           34 are A+
           6 are A-
           9 are B+ 
            2 are B-
           3 are AB+ 
            1 is AB-

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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2013, 11:39:29 PM »
B- for me...
Looks like I should be donating blood on a regular basis (besides what I do when building stuff on the weekends and slicing various extremities with power tools)
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2013, 02:45:18 AM »
-wonder why god did this  &)

Soooo thaaaat ... more people would die from transfusions. And then, when science figures it out, he can go, "OOOOh Yeah, made it that way on purpose ... proof by design!!!"
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2013, 02:47:34 AM »
O-
  yes, everyone can have my blood.  But I only give blood for free Ruby Tuesday Pretzel Burger coupons.

We're blood buddies!!!
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2013, 04:11:56 AM »
A+ for me. Best grade I ever had. Apparently 35% of the UK population is A+ so perhaps it's not such a good grade after all :(

Stats for UK blood groups are on the NHS website - http://www.blood.co.uk/about-blood/blood-group-basics/

I am a regular donor taking part in the interval study ATM. This isn't entirely altruistic as I normally get 2 (TWO!) chocolate biscuits afterwards.

Also I've been told that regular donation is good for your health as when your body replenishes the lost blood you get new white cells sooner than you would normally which improves your immune system.
Not sure how much truth there is in that though.

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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2013, 07:02:14 AM »
B- for me...
Looks like I should be donating blood on a regular basis (besides what I do when building stuff on the weekends and slicing various extremities with power tools)
B- also.  I wish I could donate but I always get woozy when I've had blood drawn and after taking a hit to the head at an old job, I can't even see blood without almost (and sometimes actually) passing out.
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2013, 07:04:28 AM »
I'm not allowed to give blood 'cause of the meds I'm on.   :(
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2013, 07:58:10 AM »
I know the blood hroups of both of my kids and did the Punnett square. But I've forgotten. AB I think. My wife is O.

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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2013, 10:46:04 AM »
I'm not allowed to give blood 'cause of the meds I'm on.   :(

Ditto for me because of chemo, cancer, and the ongoing anti-cancer meds. I get mixed reports on whether I'll ever be able to donate blood or organs. Some say that some groups will take them, but I can't even think about it until I've been off the meds for five years.

Big bummer, because I'm O- and used to donate all the time.

Last time I saw a blood mobile I went in and thanked everyone, telling them a little of my story. I needed 6 units at various times during my treatment, because I was so very, very depleted. I told them people like them saved my life and everyone got all weepy and gave me a t-shirt.  :)
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2013, 01:28:08 PM »
I never give blood because I get super dizzy and tired.  I have pretty low blood pressure naturally, not sure if it is related.  I also have AB+ blood, which I think is pretty much the least useful kind in a blood bank (like no one but someone else with AB+ could use it, and there arent' a lot of us)  so I use that to assuage my conscience...

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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2013, 02:25:16 PM »
B- for me...
B- also.

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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2013, 02:48:28 PM »
I can't give blood because of all the countries I have lived in and diseases I have had. However, I have gotten a blood transfusion-- guaranteeing me a very special place in paradise after Armageddon according to the JW's.[1] Thanks, everyone who donated. :D
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Re: Blood groups - pure curiosity
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2013, 02:50:22 PM »
AB+ which means that my blood is not much good to most people even though I could take most peoples' blood.

I have still given blood on a few occasions even though I never got to find out if they ever used it or not!!
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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2013, 03:16:13 PM »
B- for me...
B- also.

B- brotherhood unite! Take a needle for the team guys. I ride a motorcycle so the odds of me getting some rev or neo blood isn't out of the realm of possibilities.  ;)

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