Don’t be fooled: The Thimerosal-free version of Rhogam contains Aluminum

A few years ago they simply did this:


If you are an Rh-negative mother, remember that, although Thimerosal-free Rho-GAM became available in 2002, the supply of mercury-containing Rho-GAM is still on the market. Remember the word “thimerosal” means it contains 49.6% mercury. This is especially important because fifty-three percent of mothers of autistic children are Rh negative, while only three percent of mothers of normal children are Rh-negative.


53% of mothers of autistic children are rhesus negative

But now they have replaced it with Thimerosal-free which guess what: Contains aluminum instead of mercury.


The Rhogam shot is a vaccination given to all pregnant women with Rh negative blood.   This article examines the theory and basis for this injection and whether or not the purported benefits of the shot are truly of value as promoted in prenatal examination rooms.

What is The Rh Factor?

It is common knowledge that every person has a blood type identified as either  “O”, “A”, “B”, or “AB”.  In addition to this primary blood type, a person’s blood is either Rh positive or Rh negative.  This is known as the Rh factor.

The Rh factor refers to a protein that may or may not be found on the surface of an individual’s red blood cells.   A person who has this protein present in her blood is Rh positive and a person who does not is Rh negative.

A person’s Rh factor is an inherited condition with Rh positive being the dominant gene.

Rh Factor and Pregnancy

When a woman who is Rh negative is pregnant, there is a slim chance of complications if the fetus she is carrying is Rh positive.

This small risk arises if there is any mixing of blood between the mother and the fetus.  Under normal circumstances, this never occurs, but in the event of a car accident or trauma to the mother’s belly, some mixing of blood is possible.   Mixing may also occur if there is a miscarriage, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling (CVS), or birth interventions during the labor/birth process.

In the unlikely event mixing occurs, the Mother’s Rh negative blood would encounter the Rh protein from her Rh positive child’s blood and develop antibodies against it.   This process is called “sensitization”.

No harm can come to the baby the first time mixing occurs.   If any mixing of blood happens for the second time, however, some of these antibodies from the Mother’s blood could get into the bloodstream of the fetus and attack the red blood cells causing Rh Disease which puts the child at risk for stillbirth.   Babies born with severe Rh Disease require intensive treatment to survive.


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Rh Factor and the RhoGam Shot

RhoGam is a vaccine like globulin shot that was developed in the late 1960s to keep a Rh negative woman from becoming sensitized to the Rh positive blood of her fetus in the unlikely event blood mixing occurs.  Rhogam works very much like an immunization.   It puts a small amount of Rh antibody into the mother’s blood to effectively fool it into thinking the foreign Rh protein has been eliminated.

The Rhogam shot does work, but only if the immunoglobulin is administered within 72 hours of the trauma that caused the blood mixing in the first place.

How to know during a 40 week gestation when/if any blood mixing occurred unless there is a direct event like a car wreck or a fall?

There isn’t any way to tell, which is why the completely arbitrary RhoGam shot at 28 weeks gestation (and again at 36 weeks with some doctors) makes no sense at all.

What also makes no sense is that doctors recommend that all Rh negative women get RhoGam during pregnancy even if the father is also Rh negative!   There is absolutely no need for Rh negative women with Rh negative partners to ever get RhoGam as the baby will always also be Rh negative and the risk from Rh antibodies is zero!

RhoGam Shot Dangers

What doctors never seem to admit or even talk about is the very real risk of putting RhoGam Rh antibodies into the mother’s bloodstream during gestation.    The Rh antibodies from the RhoGam shot hang around in the mother’s bloodstream for up to 12 weeks following the shot.    As a result, if blood mixing occurs during that period of time (as in a car wreck or other trauma), it is possible for some of the Rhogam antibodies to find their way into the fetus’ bloodstream and attack them causing the very Rh Disease in the fetus that the shot is supposed to prevent!

There is also the possibility of side effects from the RhoGam shot.   Swelling, inflammation, hives and even anaphylactic shock are not out of the question.   More concerning is that the Rh antibodies have the potential to negatively affect the immune response of either the mother or baby to other foreign substances that enter the bloodstream.

As with any donated blood product, the RhoGam shot also carries with it the possibility of blood born disease.   Each RhoGam shot contains the antibodies of several different donors pooled together which increases the liklihood of viruses slipping through undetected to the RhoGam recipient.   It is virtually impossible to test and screen out all the various viruses that could be present in the donor blood!

RhoGam and Thimerosal

The most troubling aspect of Rhogam could very well be the ingredients.   Like many vaccines, the RhoGam shot used to contain thimerosal, an organomercury compound known to produce neurological damage, but this was supposedly phased out by 2001.

Studies performed by Health Advocacy in the Public Interest (HAPI) in 2004 found that despite vaccine manufacturers’ claims that thimerosal was no longer being used, in fact this 50% mercury containing compound was still routinely included in the manufacturing process with the thimerosal being “filtered out” of the final product.   The problem is that the filtering process doesn’t work very well;   mercury binds to the antigenic proteins and as such, cannot be 100% removed

All vaccine vials tested by HAPI that were labeled “mercury free” did, in fact, contain this neurotoxin.   All the vials also contained aluminum which enhances the toxicity of the mercury causing rapid death of brain neurons.

Is the Rhogam shot now truly mercury or even aluminum free?    Most likely not.   Product insert labels turn out not to be all that reliable.

RhoGam During Pregnancy Is Ineffective
It used to be that Rhogam was only given after an Rh positive child was born  (a newborn can easily be typed via cord blood), if there was some birth intervention that made blood mixing a strong possibility, or if an accident or trauma occurred during pregnancy.

However, it seems that the prenatal RhoGam shots have become routine and arbitrary for all Rh negative women regardless of their partner’s Rh status and despite any pre-birth trauma or birth intervention.

Why the change?   It seems the most obvious reason is to pad the pockets of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (owned by Johnson and Johnson) as there is no additional protection to fetuses from such measures.

Routine RhoGam during pregnancy to all Rh negative mothers is simply a Big Pharma ploy to increase profits, not to protect babies from Rh Disease.

What To Do if You are Pregnant and Rh Negative?

If you are pregnant and Rh negative, the first question to consider is whether or not the father of your child is also Rh negative.   If he is, then there is absolutely no need for the RhoGam shot.  Period.  There is no risk to your baby whatsoever.

If a doctor tries to convince you otherwise, he/she is WRONG.   In fact, getting a RhoGam shot during pregnancy when both you and your partner are Rh negative endangers the life and health of your child!

How?  Because getting the RhoGam shot introduces Rh antibodies into your bloodstream which could get into your baby’s blood should a car wreck or other trauma occur.   This could give your baby Rh Disease where it would be impossible otherwise without the shot.

If you are pregnant and Rh negative with a Rh positive partner, you should also decline a routine RhoGam shot during pregnancy for same exact reasons.

There is NO PROTECTION to the current baby you are carrying from the RhoGam shot while you are still pregnant.   It is an arbitrary and useless shot during gestation UNLESS you are in a car wreck or have some other trauma happen to your belly.

The final question is whether or not you should have the RhoGam shot after the birth of your child.   If you are Rh negative with an Rh negative father, the answer is once again a resounding “NO!”

If you are Rh negative with an Rh positive partner, RhoGam after birth might be called for if you were induced, had an epidural, C-section or other birth intervention which would have greatly increased the chances of blood mixing between yourself and your baby.

There is still a chance your baby is Rh negative even if your partner is Rh positive, so always have the baby’s cord blood typed after birth if you are considering Rhogam after an interventionist birth to determine if it is even of any potential value.

However, the likelihood that Rhogam still has neurotoxic preservatives such as thimerosal and/or aluminum despite labeling claims to the contrary make taking the shot under any circumstances a questionable decision.

If you had a natural birth with no induction or intervention of any kind where the placenta was permitted to detach naturally from the uterus, then RhoGam after birth is clearly unnecessary.

Natural Ways to Prevent Blood Mixing Between Mother and Fetus

Drinking Red Raspberry and Nettle Tea throughout pregnancy and especially during the last trimester helps to tone the uterus and keep it strong, reducing the chance of any blood mixing during birth.

In addition, ensuring that no flouridated water or nonorganic tea (which is high in flouride) are consumed during pregnancy is wise as flouride has been shown to interfere with collagen production.    The placenta attaches firmly to the uterus via collagen fibers.

As always, a healthy pregnancy diet is extremely protective in preventing any blood mixing.   My own Rh negative Mother (my Dad is Rh Positive) delivered 7 healthy, Rh positive children with no Rhogam shots by simply eating healthy and having natural births.

Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist


People are asking:

My doctor says i need a rhogam shot, because my blood typre is A- and when I asked him if there were any side-effects, he said no, but when i researched it on the net, I came across a few concerns like arthritis and autism…please tell me more/ personal experiences.

And here is the best answer:

1) Get the freeze dried one called WinRho this contains no preservatives, it doesn’t need them as it is freeze dried. Mercury (thermisol) and it’s replacement which uses aluminum are the concern

2) It is a human blood product, there are always risks.

3) The difference between getting a shot at 26 weeks (or whenever they are doing it) and the difference between NOT getting it. Are very, very small. The important one is the one aftet birh, and even then, you will only need it if your baby has rh+ blood. Which they probably will not.

4)Even then, if you are uncomfortable getting the shot, ever, if you take care to have a gentle birth, preferably with a midwife, preferably at home. With no pain killers or labour inducing medications or herbs, the chances of sensitization are small. So you can decline.

5) Even if you do become sensitized, only future rh+ babies are at risk. The risks are small, and while it does increase the chances of miscarriage any problems that occur at birth can generally be treated. This is of course only a problem if you have more children. The shot is only to protect FUTURE children, not your current baby.

Whatever games are being played in order to keep you vaccinated …


If you are rh negative, you can get more information at:


When I was a very young child, around 4 or so (and before I had my out of body experience discussed in my post “Hey What Am I Doing Up Here?”) I was overcome with an illness that baffled our family doctor.   I was lethargic, tired, weak and every muscle in my body ached.   This continued for several days and it appeared I was getting worse.  I was too weak to get out of bed or walk.  I can remember thinking that I was going to die.  The doctor (this was so long ago that our family doctor still made housecalls)  recommended that I be brought to the hospital for tests the following day.

After the doctor left, my mother told me she’d read me a story and went to the bookcase to find a book.  When she returned she said “I know what it is!  I know what’s making you sick!  You have aluminum poisoning.  I cook soups and stews and all kinds of good food for you in aluminum pots and some of that aluminum most be leaching into the food.  I was looking through the bookcase just now and found an old “Prevention” magazine that had an article highlighted on the cover about aluminum poisoning from cooking utensils.”

She stopped cooking in aluminum pots and within a few days I was up and around and feeling fine.

This experience has made me acutely aware of aluminum not only in cookware but also in processed food, personal products (antacids, antiperspirants, shampoos, etc.) and vaccines.   From what I have found on the internet, chemtrails contain aluminum oxide and barium stearate.  These toxic substances are in the air we breathe, in our soil and water and, as a result, in the food we eat.

I don’t know if aluminum sensitivity is inherent in a large percentage of Rh negative blooded individuals.  But I do know that I am Rh negative and I am highly sensitive to aluminum.  Following is an excerpt from “Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing” by James F. Balch, M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C.:  “Aluminum is not a heavy metal, but it can be toxic if present in excessive amounts – even in small amounts, if it is deposited in the brain.  Many of the symptoms of aluminum toxicity are similar to those of Alzheimber’s disease and osteoporosis.  Aluminum toxicity can lead to colic, rickets, gastrointestinal disturbances, poor calcium metabolism, extreme nervousness, anemia, headaches, decreased liver and kidney function, forgetfulness, speech disturbances, memory loss, softening of the bones, and weak, aching muscles.”

Also from this same book by the Balch’s,  Alzheimer’s disease “is characterized by progressive mental deterioration, to such a degree that it interferes with the ability to function socially and at work…health and functioning progressively deteriorate, until the individual is totally incapacitated….Research has also revealed a connection between Alzheimer’s disease and high concentrations of aluminum in the brain…It may be that exposure to excessive amounts of aluminum, especially if combined with a lack of essential vitamins and minerals, may directly or indirectly predispose one to developing Alzheimer’s disease.”  In May 2010 Alzheimer’s disease became the sixth leading cause of death according to the CDC.

Hmmm…and the FDA is allowing the sale of food, personal products and vaccines which contain aluminum.  And someone is orchestrating the chemtrail spraying of aluminum and barium into our skies.  Maybe “they’re” not specifically targeting those with Rh negative blood, maybe they’re just out to indiscriminately disable and or kill as many people as possible.  I’ve been researching “Alzheimer’s disease by blood type” to see if there is a disproportional percentage of Rh negative individuals in these figures, but as yet have not found anything.  In any case, we are all being harmed by aluminum.

An earlier post of mine concerned Rh negative women who were routinely given Rhogam injections and these same women  then give birth to  a considerably disproportionate number of autistic children.   It could be speculated that the themirosal in the Rhogam coupled with the mercury and aluminum contained in vaccines given to these children after birth are related to the autism epidemic we have today.   Autistic children do not have children and there ends the Rh negative bloodline, child by child.

So from infancy to old age we are being killed by toxic metals, all under the auspices of the ever watchful eye of the FDA and under the orchestration of who knows who.  And why?


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I just came across a website regarding Stephanie Cave, M.D., author of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Your Children’s Vaccinations”. Within this article is the following quote:

“We found that more than 53 percent of our mothers of autistic children were Rh- negative and received an immunoglobulin preserved with thimerosal during pregnancy. In contrast, only 3 percent of our mothers with normal children were Rh- negative. This is a very significant difference, as it demonstrates an in-utero exposure to ethyl mercury; the metal from this gestational exposure can pass through the placenta to the baby.”

I found this through a search I was doing on aluminum sensitivity and Rh negative blood (as I have such a sensitivity) and was amazed by Dr. Cave’s statement. She stated that she and her colleague treat approximately 1500 autistic children in her practice (and over 53% of the mothers of those children are Rh negative!).

This is a link to that site:

Another extremely interesting site linked to this same subject is:

Read the article “Effects of Mercury Administered During Pregnancy” that discusses RhoGAM injections being given to women some time between the 16th and 20th week of pregnancy.  Most of  these shots contain the thimerosal to which Dr. Cave refers.

In other news: Here is a Facebook page which has just been recommended to me for health related issues.

So what does the FDA say?
Mercury in Plasma-Derived Products

The EPA has raised concerns regarding mercury exposure. These concerns have been in the context of chronic exposure to methyl mercury in milligram amounts. In contrast, blood plasma-derived products (except anti-venoms) containing ethyl mercury are usually given as one or two injections. Furthermore, the ethyl mercury content of these products is in the form of a preservative, thimerosal, which breaks down to form ethyl mercury in microgram amounts.

In the past, plasma-derived products made in multiple-use vials, e.g. Immune Globulin (Human), used for Hepatitis A prophylaxis, contained a preservative, such as ethyl mercury-containing thimerosal, to avoid contamination. This type of multi-dose presentation has been discontinued for all licensed plasma derivative products.

Rho (D) Immune Globulin (Human) products –
RhoGAM, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc
BayRho, Bayer Corporation
WinRho, Cangene Corporation

RhoGAM, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc [licensed 1968]

On April 16, 2001, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics was approved by FDA to produce RhoGAM without thimerosal, and at that time, Ortho agreed to distribute only thimerosal-free product to the US market. The product has a 2-year dating period, so there is no longer any RhoGAM that contains thimerosal that is still in-date.

The following information does not apply to any RhoGAM product currently on the market, but is provided to allow interested individuals to estimate the ethyl mercury content of any RhoGAM treatment that might have been administered in the past, when the thimerosal preservative was still a component of that product.

RhoGAM is manufactured in two doses only: the standard dose of “300 micrograms” of anti-D, and the micro-dose of “50 micrograms” of anti-D. The fill volume for both the standard dose and micro-dose products is typically between 0.6 and 0.8 mL. Preservative-containing RhoGAM contained thimerosal at 0.003%, or 30 micrograms per milliliter. Thimerosal is about 50% ethyl mercury by weight. Hence, a patient who had received a dose of RhoGAM (0.7 ml on average) would have received 10.5 micrograms of ethyl mercury.

There are three indications for which an Rh-negative pregnant woman would receive a significantly larger dose of RhoGAM: a fetal-maternal hemorrhage early in the pregnancy, a fetal-maternal hemorrhage greater than 15 ml of Rh+ red cells, and an Rh+ transfusion. In the first case, a single 300 microgram dose of RhoGAM, is recommended at 12-week intervals. For the second two indications, a procedure exists by which to determine the dose of RhoGAM required, based on the amount of Rho+ red cells in the maternal circulation: the Kleihauer-Betke elution test (see the AABB Technical Manual, 13th ed., pp. 507-8.) The total dose of mercury that would hve been received can be calculated by multiplying the number of RhoGAM syringes administered by 10.5 micrograms.

BayRho, Bayer Corporation [licensed 1971]

The Bayer Corporation makes a Rho (D) Immune Globulin product (BayRho) which in the past contained thimerosal; this product has been manufactured without preservative since 1996, so that no in-date BayRho contains thimerosal. Regarding the previously distributed product, the volume of a single dose of the Bayer product was approximately 0.7 ml. The thimerosal concentration was 0.01%, so the total mercury in a single dose would have been approximately 35 micrograms of ethyl mercury.

WinRho SD, Cangene Corporation [licensed 1996]

The Cangene Corporation makes a freeze-dried Rho (D) Immune Globulin Intravenous (WinRho SD); this product has never contained a preservative.

In addition, four other plasma-derived products remain on the market that contain or contained ethyl mercury preservatives. They are as follows:
Antivenin (Crotalidae) Polyvalent (Equine); Pit viper snake antivenom, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc
Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius); Coral snake antivenom (Equine), Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc
Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine); Pit viper snake antivenom, Protherics Inc
Antivenin (Lacrodectus mactans); Black Widow spider antivenom Equine), Merck & Co, Inc

Pit Viper [Antivenin (Crotalidae) Polyvalent, licensed 1954] and
Coral Snake [Antivenin (Micrurus fulvius), licensed 1967] antivenoms by Wyeth

These products are equine antisera. They are in lyophilized form and when reconstituted contain 0.005% thimerosal (50 micrograms per milliliter). The diluent, WFI, contains the preservative phenylmercuric nitrate at 0.001% concentration (10 micrograms per milliliter). A patient bitten by a snake may receive 15 or more vials (doses of 50 vials have been reported) if the envenomization is severe. A 15 vial dose of this antivenom would contain 4.7 milligrams of mercury.

Wyeth plans to discontinue these products; however, the current supply will last several years, until each lot reaches its expiration date. Rattlesnake bites are dangerous and can cause serious morbidity or mortality. In the interest of the public health these products need to be available until sufficient ethyl mercury-free product can be provided to the public.

Pit Viper antivenom [Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) licensed October 2000, Protherics]

Mercury is not added to the final product in the form of a preservative, but thimerosal is used to assure that the chromatography columns used in the manufacturing of this product do not become bacterially contaminated with repeated use. The product was approved but the ethyl mercury content was limited to not more than 104.5 micrograms ethyl mercury per vial, with a recommended maximum dose of 18 vials. A patient receiving this product would receive about 1.88 milligrams of mercury.

Black Widow Spider antivenom [Antivenin (Lactrodectus mactans), licensed 1936, Merck]

This product is an equine antiserum. The reconstituted product contains 0.1 milligrams of mercury per milliliter, so that the maximum 2-vial dose would contain 0.25 milligrams of mercury. Black Widow Spider bites can be lethal, and the dose is limited to not more than two vials. It has been determined that removal of the product from the market by the FDA would not be in the best interests of public health.

And this: Thimerosal in Vaccines

Be well. Stay well. Get well.

More to come …



~ Mike Dammann

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