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watch dancouga nova...one episode has the blood type uniqueness thing....
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asyrafhakim wrote:

wad bout the O+ and the rest?


That the Rh factor




I find it INCREDIBLY hiLARIOUS that the "B" blood type swore.

I'm B- so swearing is IN MA BLOOD!

So FUCKING DEAL WITH IT! (lol)

But it's interesting to me to see the worldwide blood dispersements, so i will include that info here

What i find incredibly interesting... is.. I live in the US, and being B- i'm COMPLETELY rare.. This just gives me further proof that i should move to Japan..


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So, what am I??
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kinchin123 wrote:

Yah ur right.. On what u have posted I'm most likely with the O since my bloodtype is O+.. BTW, what does it mean by (-) and (+) I forgot whats the meaning of those i once read it in an article..


It's a little complicated but I'll try to explain though a little information about the way ABO blood groups work needs to be explained.

When it concerns the blood types (O, A, B, and AB), the way to determine blood type is based on markers on your red cells called antigens. In the case of the blood types, the antigen is comprised of different sugars which make your red blood cell unique in comparison to another person's red blood cells of a different type.

For simplicity's sake, if you are Group A.. the antigen found on your red blood cells is different from the antigens found on Group B red blood cells. Because of this difference, each blood group produces antibodies which attack/destroy the antigens they are made against.

Example:
Group A
Antigens on the red cell: A
Antibodies produced: Anti-B

Group B
Antigens on red cell: B
Antibodies produced: Anti-A

So, if a patient who is a Group A cannot be transfused with Group B red cells because the Group A patient has antibodies that will attack the Group B cells and destroy them -- which completely defeats the purpose of transfusing blood. In cases of Group O and Group AB, just take a second to think about it. Group O is considered to be the universal donor because they don't have any A or B antigens on their red cells.. So anyone receiving blood can get these red blood cells because their antibodies won't react with them. Group AB is the universal recipient because they don't have any antibodies to attack the red blood cells.

In terms of (+) and (-), someone mentioned the Rh Factor/D antigen.. which is another type of antigen system found on red blood cells that give unique characteristics to it. The antigen-antibody principle applies here too to some extent, but in essence if you are (+) you possess the D antigen and (-) you lack it. It's important to denote when specifying blood type because it can cause some severe medical complications.
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kinchin123 wrote:

Yah ur right.. On what u have posted I'm most likely with the O since my bloodtype is O+.. BTW, what does it mean by (-) and (+) I forgot whats the meaning of those i once read it in an article..


It's a little complicated by I'll try to explain though a little information about the way ABO blood groups work needs to be explained.

When it concerns the blood types (O, A, B, and AB), the way to determine blood type is based on markers on your red cells called antigens. In the case of the blood types, the antigen is comprised of different sugars which make your red blood cell unique in comparison to another person's red blood cells of a different type.

For simplicity's sake, if you are Group A.. the antigen found on your red blood cells is different from the antigens found on Group B red blood cells. Because of this difference, each blood group produces antibodies which attack/destroy the antigens they are made against.

Example:
Group A
Antigens on the red cell: A
Antibodies produced: Anti-B

Group B
Antigens on red cell: B
Antibodies produced: Anti-A

So, if a patient who is a Group A cannot be transfused with Group B red cells because the Group A patient has antibodies that will attack the Group B cells and destroy them -- which completely defeats the purpose of transfusing blood. In cases of Group O and Group AB, just take a second to think about it. Group O is considered to be the universal donor because they don't have any A or B antigens on their red cells.. So anyone receiving blood can get these red blood cells because their antibodies won't react with them. Group AB is the universal recipient because they don't have any antibodies to attack the red blood cells.

In terms of (+) and (-), someone mentioned the Rh Factor/D antigen.. which is another type of antigen system found on red blood cells that give unique characteristics to it. The antigen-antibody principle applies here too to some extent, but in essence if you are (+) you possess the D antigen and (-) you lack it. It's important to denote when specifying blood type because it can cause some severe medical complications.


Woah Thankz that helped a lot.. Anway what does this D antigen do.. Does it destroy D types if there is?

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kinchin123 wrote:

Woah Thankz that helped a lot.. Anway what does this D antigen do.. Does it destroy D types if there is?



Haha, like I said it's a little complicated and I'm not sure if I'm completely going off tangent with this but I'll try to clarify this a bit more.

D antigen, as mentioned before, is a marker which makes a person's red blood cell unique. Remember, if you possess the D antigen, you would be considered (+).

Example:
Group A Patient
Antigen found: A
Antibody produced: B

If they possess the D antigen.. they would be written has A+ and accordingly, if they did not have it they would be A-. I'm not entirely sure what you meant by D types, but I'm assuming you meant (+) people. The importance of differentiating between (+) and (-) is because a large percentage of people in the world type as a (+) person. The population of people who do not have the D antigen sometimes have antibodies against it complicating the transfusion processes.

Another example:
Group A-
Antigen found: A, (there is no D in this patient)
Antibody produced: Anti-B, Anti-D*

*Not every (-) develops antibodies against the D antigen but for this example, we will say that the patient does have Anti-D.

This Group A- person cannot be transfused with Group A+ blood because the Antibody-D in Group A- will attack the D Antigen on the Group A+ red blood cells. The problems that can occur because of this can include fever, destruction of red blood cells, jaundice..

I apologize if this may seem confusing, but it really is a difficult concept to understand. I won't be offended if you don't pick up on what I'm trying to explain.
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kinchin123 wrote:

Woah Thankz that helped a lot.. Anway what does this D antigen do.. Does it destroy D types if there is?



Haha, like I said it's a little complicated and I'm not sure if I'm completely going off tangent with this but I'll try to clarify this a bit more.

D antigen, as mentioned before, is a marker which makes a person's red blood cell unique. Remember, if you possess the D antigen, you would be considered (+).

Example:
Group A Patient
Antigen found: A
Antibody produced: B

If they possess the D antigen.. they would be written has A+ and accordingly, if they did not have it they would be A-. I'm not entirely sure what you meant by D types, but I'm assuming you meant (+) people. The importance of differentiating between (+) and (-) is because a large percentage of people in the world type as a (+) person. The population of people who do not have the D antigen sometimes have antibodies against it complicating the transfusion processes.

Another example:
Group A-
Antigen found: A, (there is no D in this patient)
Antibody produced: Anti-B, Anti-D*

*Not every (-) develops antibodies against the D antigen but for this example, we will say that the patient does have Anti-D.

This Group A- person cannot be transfused with Group A+ blood because the Antibody-D in Group A- will attack the D Antigen on the Group A+ red blood cells. The problems that can occur because of this can include fever, destruction of red blood cells, jaundice..

I apologize if this may seem confusing, but it really is a difficult concept to understand. I won't be offended if you don't pick up on what I'm trying to explain.


No, I got it already.. heehee.. Thankz for a good and clear explanation.. such a smart girl..
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thenicooole, excellent explanation!! (are you planning to go into the medical field? you sure know alot!! )
yea.....the cartoon was reallllly funny.....i love how the bloodtype B swore and was just flat out honest in how the noodle tasted ...LOL!!!! yea, i'm bloodtype AB (-) i believe....or errr....at least the negative part is what i think i am (if i remember correctly). wow, the noodle part is the best!!! i know i'd definitely say what the cartoon character AB would have said!! or if the food really did taste like shit, i would flat out say in public..."FUCK!!!! this food is shit!!!!!" (no offense.....)
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It's O.
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O positive
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funny !
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whoahh COOL!! im ''O'' !! ^^
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lol.. that was cute
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yea... I saw this in Korean... I'm AB...
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I don't what blood am i ; may be type O or type A
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