blood type O- What this means?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by skaught, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. joepistole Deacon Blues Valued Senior Member

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    The RH factor makes your blood type rare. Only about one in 15 people are O-. You should be thanking your stars you are not AB negative. It is the rarest blood type. Only one in 167 people are AB negative. I think they can store rare blood types for up to 10 years. Normally blood is only stored for 6 weeks and then it is disposed of.

    In my youth, a friend of mine was an entomology student. He used to get expired blood from blood banks and feed it to his (i.e. the university's) insects.
     
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  3. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    O- is also the universal donor. O+ is popular for a similar reason.

    I and my daughter are O+, my wife and my son are O- which suggests that I probably carried the rhesus negative recessive gene.
     
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  5. quinnsong Valued Senior Member

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    I am an AB+ blood type and my children's father was an A, when I learned that my son was B- I thought how in the hell did this happen. For years I thought that if both parents were positive that their children would also be positive but I have living proof that this is not true.
     
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  7. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    I am also AB+... But, my dad was O-, and my mom was AB-... Figure that one out. Two negatives created a positive. I wonder what blood type our old mailman was? Hmmm.
     
  8. Enmos Staff Member

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    :spank:
     
  9. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    Hey, just saying...
     
  10. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    My recollection is that rhesus factor is a classic dominant/recessive trait.

    If both you and your husband both have family members that are rhesus negative, then you will carry the rhesus negative genes as a recessive trait, consequently, there is a 25% chance that one of your kids will be Rh-.
     

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