Are you a traveller with a rare blood type?

Update: Many other reasons are there to find out your blood type before you travel. Your blood type can impact how likely you are to contract certain illnesses and diseases as well as how your body reacts to it. Please scroll down to the bottom of this post to see links to other examples you … [Read more…]

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1937-1968: From the discovery of the rh factor to bringing Rhogam to the market

The so-called Rh factor makes few headlines these days, but until the middle of the 20th century it was a serious public-health concern, implicated in the deaths and severe disabilities of 10,000 babies in this country every year. The presence or absence of the blood protein Rh (for rhesus, the monkey in which it was … [Read more…]

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Sperm donation and rhesus incompatibility

Sperm donation is also used in cases of rhesus incompatibility. This particularly occurs where a woman has a blood type which is rhesus negative, and where her partner is rhesus positive. The woman’s body may reject a fetus if it has rhesus positive blood. Anti D injections have been developed and may be used to … [Read more…]

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Were the Sumerians rh negative?

ADDED: A lot more data is needed! New discussions on the rh negative forum. See also: Who were the ancient Sumerians and which are their descendants today? and connect with us on our forum if you are interested in participating in ongoing research. See also: The origin of rh negative blood Sumer is the earliest … [Read more…]

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The Bombay Blood Group: Rarest Known Blood Type On Earth

The Bombay blood type is a part of the type 0 family but missing the h antigen which is why the type is referred to as hh. There is hh+ and hh- and apparently only 4 cases of hh- are knowing worldwide. hh- can only receive blood from another hh- and hh+ can only receive … [Read more…]

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