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How did you find out your blood type, and what country do you live in?
Posted 2/11/12
I am blood type undefined. How? I'm alien.
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24 / F / Germany
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Posted 2/11/12
I went to donate blood.
B -
I'm pretty rare. Not sure if that's good...


It's pretty much the same in Germany.
Go and donate blood, have some kind of accident and be lucky if you get told or pay for the knowledge.
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42 / M / Canada
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SecondLife wrote:

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SecondLife wrote:
i am from Australia!!! [ignore] [ignore] [ignore] infested with kangaroos and koalas [ignore] [ignore] [ignore]

oooh~ koalas~ they're so cute!! do you have one for a pet? my dad brought me a koala t-shirt when he went on a cruise :D

Crikey, of course I do. I sometimes even sleep with them and the galahs and we sing songs under the gum trees and eat damper. <_<

what, no shrimp on the barbie? don't feel too bad.. i can't even have a barbie or my igloo would melt. ;)

ispy12 wrote:
I live in Canada and everyone I know knows his blood type. Also, we tested it for fun in high school.

I live in canada, and i could probably ask everyone in my family, and i don't think they would know.

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Posted 2/11/12
I live in the UK. And I don't know my blood type but I don't think I need to find out. If anything serious happened to me and I needed blood, the doctors could easily find out there and then.
I assume you need a blood test to find out your blood type which I don't want to have unless I really need to because I am scared of needles.
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46 / M / Bay Area, CA, USA
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Posted 2/11/12
One does need to have a blood test (i.e. get stuck with a needle & have blood drawn for testing) to find out the blood typing. After reading the previous posts, it's clear practices vary across the world. In some parts of Asia, it seems, blood typing is a routine thing. My wife, who's Korean, was typed as an elementary school kid-- for what reason, neither of us know, nor can figure out! In the U.S., blood typing is generally done only if medically necessary (e.g. one needs a blood transfusion, one is donating blood, one is pregnant). For transfusions, mismatching the ABO blood type is a big deal and can be fatal, and so one doesn't rely upon the recipient's own report or memory, but rather the recipient is specifically tested each time, and there are many checks and balances along the way to ensure the recipient is receiving the correct blood meant for them.
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ispy12 wrote:


I live in Canada and everyone I know knows his blood type. Also, we tested it for fun in high school.

I live in canada, and i could probably ask everyone in my family, and i don't think they would know.



ah? I don't know, it's pretty obvious here. Everyone knows. >.< we don't even think about it.
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42 / M / Canada
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ispy12 wrote:
ah? I don't know, it's pretty obvious here. Everyone knows. >.< we don't even think about it.


who knows. maybe it's coz i was adopted (even tho i was told when i was like.. 8)
or maybe coz it's just never come up for any real reason.
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23 / F / Somewhere,USA
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Posted 2/11/12
I live in America and i found the first the time donated blood
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Posted 2/22/12
I asked both parents what their blood type they were. both replied with O. so if they are both O, that leaves me with being an O blood as well. xD And I am from Australia. xD
Posted 2/22/12
I'm American and I found out my blood type when I donated blood a few years ago.
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43 / M / Kabuki-chō
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Posted 2/22/12
I'm American and found out that I was B+ when I donated blood.
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Posted 2/22/12
Parents both have it. Which makes me A+
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Posted 2/22/12
I used to live in Kuwait. Since the school medical records included blood type, I found out my blood group that way ;D It's B+
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Posted 2/22/12
I live in papa new guinea and I am a 6 year old prostitute
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Posted 2/22/12
AB+. I learned this during a blood drive at work, when they refused to finish the donation based on my blood type. The problem with AB+ whole blood donations is that only AB+ people can safely get our whole blood, while we can receive blood from all of the other rH + blood types. Plus, we're only 4% of the human population, so there aren't many of us to use that whole blood. We're the 'universal receivers' which is handy in case one of us ever needs a transfusion - we can get A+, B+ and O+ blood and be just fine. So they generally discourage AB+ people from whole blood donation, and steer them in the direction of plasma donation instead. In plasma donation, a machine separates the red blood cells out of the blood, and then puts them back into you along with an amount of saline. The plasma is then used to help people with plasma infusions, such as burn victims. Anyone can get our plasma, since all of the potentially harmful red blood cells have been removed. However, it takes about an hour and a half to do a plasma donation and special equipment, so I usually had to go down to the Bonfils Blood center to donate. One still counts as a blood donor, just not whole blood.
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