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What is your blood type?
O+
33%
 33%  [ 47 ]
O-
8%
 8%  [ 12 ]
A+
24%
 24%  [ 34 ]
A-
5%
 5%  [ 8 ]
B+
10%
 10%  [ 15 ]
B-
4%
 4%  [ 6 ]
AB+
6%
 6%  [ 9 ]
AB-
1%
 1%  [ 2 ]
I don't know
4%
 4%  [ 6 ]
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Carrie
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:15 pm    Post subject: What is your blood type? Reply with quote

Continuing with "let's get to know each other," I thought it would be interesting to see what our blood types are. I'm A- and have LC.

If you would like to compare your type to the general population, click here http://www.unitedbloodservices.org/humanbloodtypes.html .

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 0+ and have LC.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O+ and CC
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, Oh....I don't know...JJ Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JJ wrote:
Oh, Oh....I don't know...JJ Sad


Hey, I don't know either. Laughing Guess I should find out some day. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whew Mike...glad to know I'm in good company...ha ha....TTFN....Jill
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:13 am    Post subject: ooooh Reply with quote

You guys with O should DONATE!!!! O+ is nearly universal blood type and yours can be used for anyone with A+, B+, or AB+. O neg can be used for ANYBODY.

I used to donate but now don't weigh enuf, and the last time I did donate I was sick for a year, but those who CAN , should!!!!

*this has been a public service message*

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I looked this up, because when I was younger, and had asthma problems, a doctor advised me not to donate blood, (I'm not sure why).

I find in the literature, that it is generally considered to be true, that autoimmune diseases may be theoretically transmissible by blood transfusions to an already immunocompromised person, but not an individual with a normal immune system. And, of course, there are apparently no documentated cases of even an individual with a compromosed immune system developing a new autoimmune disease as a result of a blood transfusion from a donor with a compromised immune system.

That's what the literature says. Here's the probem that I have with that policy. That totally ignores the HIV/AIDS issue, which, of course, is an autoimmune disease. Clearly, there's a fly in the ointment here, somewhere. What am I missing?

I used to donate blood, back when I thought I was still "normal". I haven't even considered it, though, since the advent of MC, and a few other autoimmune issues.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:17 am    Post subject: huh Reply with quote

Wayne,

I had not heard about this.. maybe we should look into it.. Anyone have ties to the American Red Cross?

I'd check, but I can't donate blood anyway, so no skin off my back.. altho it'd be nice to have a good supply should I ever NEED blood..

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tex. As much as I love you and everyone here, I'm not sure I'd want your blood if given a choice (and visa versa I'm sure) LOL!!! And I'd be willing to bet that many, perhaps most, doctors don't even know that MC is an autoimmune disease.

Regarding your question about HIV/AIDS, the Red Cross pre-screens all donors for those plus Hepatitis, Hepatitis B and C, Syphillis and Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV). In addition, some donors also are tested for cytomegalovirus (CMV). Go to http://www.redcrossalabama.org/tests.htm and scroll down to "Disease Testing."

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, I was hoping I could change my answer to the poll know that I'm not in the "don't know" category, but I can't. But for the record, I'm O+.

As for Christine's PSA, yes, donate if you can. We are considered anemic with a blood count below 11, but you can not get a transfusion unless you drop below 9.6 due to low supply of donated blood, so even in my case where I was still bleeding, I could not get pumped up until I got worse. Probably should have at least gone to the ER to get fluids to keep the volume up, but maybe that would have masked how serious things were getting too.

Interesting possibility about AI dissorders though. There are so many restrictions to giving blood, its no wonder there is a shortage. I know friends who have wanted to give, but have lived in the UK for 6 months and therefore can't because of the Mad Cow scare. When you get a transfusion they tell you the stats and hepatitis and HIV possibilitites are like 1/300,000 or more.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A+ here (boy I wish my GPA had matched my blood type Wink )

I tried to donate once in college - but was declined since my weight was right on the cusp....I never tried again, though now I probably make the cutoff - I figure "MC blood" is probably not the best to give to an ill person!

My brother is O+ and supposedly tests negative for some virus that many people carry - apparently the Red Cross calls him every 6 mos to donate - they say his blood can be used for preemies since he is negative for that virus, and being O+ it can be used on most babies....my husband donates often as well. It's a great thing!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm AB+ and the blood bank is always calling me to give, which I do as often as possible. Once I got turned down for low iron. They want me to do the donation where they separate the plasma, but it takes 2 hours!
So chicken me hasn't done it yet. I forgot what it's called.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alice, my dad does that one from time to time.

As for having blood the babies can get, I remember Children's Hospital in Boston runs a campaign of "Pints for Half-Pints", because for most children a transfusion consists of only a half pint, so a single adult donation goes twice as far.

Good stuff.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I just talked with my mother. She is A+ and my dad is O+. She said she didn't know what type I was but thought I might be O+.

Can I figure it out from this info or do I need to get a test to figure it out?

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