Do You Know Your Blood Type?
COVID is thought to be a blood disease that hits different blood types in a variety of ways. Through the pandemic I have been absolutely shocked by the number of friends - including parents - who do not know their blood type or their kids blood type.
Do you know yours?
|by Anonymous||reply 148||Last Thursday at 7:00 PM|
I keep meaning to ask but I never have.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/03/2021|
My blood type is B-Positive. Only 8 percent of the population.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/03/2021|
Another B+ here. The only one in my family lol. Maybe I'm the milk man's kid!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/03/2021|
I don’t have the slightest idea. Which means I can never work in Japan unless I find out... people put their blood type on their CVs because of a bizarre belief that people of certain blood types are incompatible with one another.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/03/2021|
We did blood typing in Biology class in high school. Can you imagine trying to do that today? Call HAZMAT! Mary!
I had surgery several years ago and they my HMO typed my blood just in case. I’m O-, which is the “universal donor.” A short time after, they contacted me to see if I would donate blood. I told them no, since I’m a big old HOMO. The lady started to explain that I could donate, if I hadn’t had gay sex, etc. I declined and hung up the phone. Assholes.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/03/2021|
I’m not sure. I think it’s brown gravy.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/03/2021|
O positive. I used to donate blood regularly and have known my blood type for decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/03/2021|
B Negative. Aries. I have all the warning signs.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/03/2021|
It's on the emergency card in my money clip, along with my driver's license, passport card, debit card, and credit card.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/03/2021|
A+, IIRC. I used to donate blood on a regular basis.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/03/2021|
A+, you have to know this if you go to your doc regularly.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/03/2021|
B positive. Or as I like to call it, the "Up with People" blood type.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/03/2021|
I bought a blood typing kit off Amazon for about $10. Worked fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/03/2021|
A positive, found out 2 weeks ago in the hospital.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/03/2021|
R20 How do you know?
I know mine and carry it on a card in my wallet in case of an emergency.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/03/2021|
O negative—just like my bank account.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/03/2021|
[quote] I know mine and carry it on a card in my wallet in case of an emergency.
This is unnecessary. If you need blood, you will be typed and cross-matched with the donor units before they are hung.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/03/2021|
I donated blood in high school back in the late 70s and got a nice credit card-looking thingy in the mail with my name and blood type.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/03/2021|
AB something, we typed it way back in 1981 I think in biology too. Good thing I didn't have AIDS back then.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/03/2021|
there are tests. MDs never ask a person, or family members now.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/03/2021|
O+, supposedly we suffer the least with Covid symptoms.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/03/2021|
A+, I've never weighed enough to donate.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/03/2021|
Another B+ here. Allegedly, that's the prevalent blood type in Wales, Ireland and Scotland. IDK if true or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/03/2021|
My mom always told me I was A+, but one day I asked her "Mom, do you know if I'm really type A+, or are you guessing because that's what you and Dad are?" and she said "Hmmmmm...."
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/03/2021|
I was getting blood work done at my doctor's and asked the nurse to test my type. The doctor came in and said my insurance wouldn't cover it.
I was in a hospital once with pneumonia. Do you think they'd have tested my type? I wonder if I could call and find out. (they were constantly taking blood from me.)
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/03/2021|
How are you all adults and don't know your own blood type? i can't imagine not knowing this.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/03/2021|
I dont know but its something really common
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/03/2021|
Earlier on in the virus, it was said my type (A+) was supposed to be more susceptible to covid. i didn't follow that theory so i'm not sure if that bore out.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/03/2021|
I'm O+, which is one of the variant types (O variants in general) that is said to be resilient to the virus. That's great to know, but I'm still not taking any chances.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/03/2021|
A+, CMV-. I wanted to donate blood on 9/11 but I was refused due to my answering the sex questionnaire truthfully. Last year, when the pandemic first began I thought I might try to donate but I never pursued the idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/03/2021|
Yes, I have the kind that makes me better than you are.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/03/2021|
R14--Quote: "B Negative. Aries. I have all the warning signs. "
Same. What warning signs.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/03/2021|
BTW, the early reports of certain blood types being more susceptible to Covid have been debunked.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/03/2021|
Bacon grease. I don’t know the letters but my doctor says the stuff is just coursing through my veins.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/03/2021|
Blue by marriage (but I don't want to make a big deal of it). Can I have some money please?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/04/2021|
Regardless of group, are negative types more prevalent, or positive?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/04/2021|
O negative. The most basic of blood types.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/04/2021|
A positive. One of the most common, I believe?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/04/2021|
A+. It’s on my blood donor card.
Of course it’s most vulnerable to Covid and suffers the worst damage from the virus so I was thrilled to be vaccinated.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/04/2021|
R3 So funny you wrote that. I used to say the same thing, about the milk man being my father.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/04/2021|
This is interesting. I didn't realize that there are some extremely rare blood types.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/04/2021|
blue ribbon O negative. can provide to all blood types, can only receive from O negative (damning leechers :P)
there were reports that blood type O is more resilient to COVID, so far I have not been infected, any thoughts?
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/04/2021|
O+ according to my 9th grade biology class.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/04/2021|
r56 please do not use that as a reference lol
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/04/2021|
O negative. 7% of the population. Universal donor.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/04/2021|
O+ everyone who gives blood knows their type. But I doubt there are too many socially conscious people on this site, who'd do that lifesaving thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/04/2021|
R60, are gay men allowed to give blood? We were banned for so many years, it has not occurred to me to do it now. Not even sure if we are allowed to yet.
And no, I do not know my bloodtype. And I do not care enough to get a kit from Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/04/2021|
R55 I have a friend whose boyfriend had serious Covid resulting in hospital stay...she slept in the same bed and took no precautions. She never got it. She said she us O neg. Another family I know with 2 kids got hit hard...but only.mom and 2 kids. Dad and third kid O neg. Anecdotal but interesting
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/04/2021|
I'd love to give blood, but I have an insatiable urge to go up inside the other man. I can't stop. I won't stop.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/04/2021|
I have no idea. Even sillier, I've been going to a Hematologist for over a year now for a separate blood issue and never thought to ask.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/04/2021|
Elder gay here, Seems to me one used to get a card to carry around with that info on it. like back in the 60's or so
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/04/2021|
Another O- who has ignored masks, social distancing, vaccines, etc. etc. and remain Covid-free. Also never had the flu. One thing I have done is upped my Vit D dose to 17,000 IU/week.
Long-time blood and bone marrow donor. The happiest day of my life was when I finally got to tell the Red Cross to fuck off because I'd aged out of the donor program.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/04/2021|
R51, did you skip right on past R44?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/04/2021|
O+, CMV-, Hemoglobin 16.5. I've donated 96 pints of blood, plasma and platelets.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/04/2021|
[quote] A+, you have to know this if you go to your doc regularly.
That’s not true, I see my doctor every 3 months. Much like r1, I just keep forgetting to ask. And the latest blood work they actually called and said everything is WNL so I don’t need to call back, which was a first.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/04/2021|
O+ is the most common blood type - I'm surprised so many more people on this thread seem to have other types.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/04/2021|
[quote] But I doubt there are too many socially conscious people on this site, who'd do that lifesaving thing.
Oh, fuck you and your arrogant, elitist attitude. There are plenty of socially conscious people on this site.
For 4 decades they have refused our blood in spite of readily-available testing to ensure there are no pathogens in it. NOW they want it? They can fuck right off.
Someone recently shared a story on here of their battle with COVID. They wanted to donate blood for the antibodies to help someone else. They were refused.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/04/2021|
[quote] O+ is the most common blood type - I'm surprised so many more people on this thread seem to have other types.
Surprised? Why? Honey, we’re anything BUT common here.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/04/2021|
[quote] I've donated 96 pints of blood, plasma and platelets.
Oh, you shouldn’t have donated that much. You should leave some for yourself. I hope this cookie and orange juice helps. You look very pale.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/04/2021|
[quote] Another O- who has ignored masks, social distancing, vaccines, etc. etc.
[quote]The happiest day of my life was when I finally got to tell the Red Cross to fuck off because I'd aged out of the donor program.
Aw, you sound nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/04/2021|
He sure is.
Oh, you meant your blood type.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/04/2021|
And will add that I had covid last summer. I was sick 5-6 weeks. Rode it out at home.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/04/2021|
R74 Speaking of arrogant attitude . . .
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/04/2021|
B+ with a high Anti-A titer( it's been so long ago since I found out that I can't remember what good or ill it is to have a high Anti-A titer) I'm assuming it's good because I donated a lot when I was in the service, I was also on call to donate to newborns.
Knowing your blood type is really just a novelty or something to spice up a conversation. As was said above, no doctor, hospital, clinic, etc. would ever take your word for it. Since there's so much that can go wrong with transfusing people with incompatible blood, you will ALWAYS be thoroughly tested to eliminate any possibility of harm. Donor cards and such ARE a good reminder in case a call goes out for the type of blood you have, or believe you have, which, again, would always be tested.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/04/2021|
Is O both neg and poz resistant to covid or just O-?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/04/2021|
Neither is resistant, R82. It’s a theory that O negative might be more resistant, not a fact.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/04/2021|
My blood type and RH factor, not my life advice to you cunts.
Obviously you're already there.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/04/2021|
I Googled more on this and there does seem to be data suggesting people with A blood type may be more susceptible. Perfect, since that's me.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/04/2021|
I've got A+ and my body doesn't respond to the pneumonia vaccine. Doc did it twice. Nothing.
This will be the case for some with Covid as well. The only way to feel quite safe after the jab is to test for anti bodies a month out.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/04/2021|
No idea. Never donated or had it tested.
I did want to know though- because of covid and the blood type theory.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/04/2021|
I learned during my senior year of high school that I was B-. I was already 18 years old and there was a blood drive in town because there was truly a huge blood shortage, a lot of us seniors who started Kindergarten at the age of 6 tried to step up to the plate. This was all years ago and I vaguely recall being told that I was quite unique what for my blood type and learned later on that it is very rare.
R4 What warning signs? I'm a B- Capricorn who's scared now. See what you did? Is the moon not in the seventh sun for you or did Jupiter not fully align with Mars on your end?
I can't quite donate blood. Learned that senior year and all. Turns me puny and renders my blood sugar and blood pressure low to the point of having a fainting spell. I can barely get blood drawn at the doctor even though I have no fear of needles at all. It's weird. They've had to have me lie down after having blood drawn and such for years now. Oh well.
What I can quite understand at all is why can I, a Lesbian, donate blood and such (were I not a puny thing) but gay men can still have quite the time of things in trying to do so. No gay man is going to do something as serious as donate blood as a good deed if they personally think they shouldn't for reasons best known to them. I mean, really?! It's quite the antiquated mode of thought to think otherwise as it is the year 2021.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/04/2021|
All pharmacies have quite accurate kits/cards to test blood type at home.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/04/2021|
My sister and her daughter are both O+. The daughter got Covid last June and passed it on to her mother. They both had a mildly scratchy throat for ONE DAY, and that was the sole extent of its impact on either of them. They had to quarantine together for 10 days to get retested and cleared. No one else in our family has O+.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||05/04/2021|
[quote] They've had to have me lie down after having blood drawn and such for years now.
Boy, your doctor is patient to let you lie there for years!
|by Anonymous||reply 93||05/04/2021|
I am also B- (and a capricorn!). Supposedly B- is the second most rare blood type with only 2% of the population having it. How do we already have 5 people in this thread with B- blood??
|by Anonymous||reply 94||05/04/2021|
+ blood types are more prevalent than - blood types.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||05/04/2021|
Yes, I know it but why would I tell DL what it is?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||05/04/2021|
B-. Im a lizard person according to the crazies.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/04/2021|
You won’t get tested in the hospital unless you need blood.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/04/2021|
Get a simple blood testing card from Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/04/2021|
I think the RH + or - is consequential in pregnancies.
I am O+, and knew this as a child looking up at the bags while I was having blood transfusions. Thank you to those who donate, and those who would if you were allowed to.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/04/2021|
I wanted to know recently. I read about and almost bought the cards from Amazon. I think I distrusted myself more than the cards, so I spent $30 and went directly to LabCorp. A+
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/04/2021|
Mine is B+, very prevalent here in my neck of the woods.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/04/2021|
They always make a big deal about "Type X is some small percentage of the population, so that is bad".
So it's a small percentage of the SUPPLY of blood if you have to get a blood transfusion after a car accident. But the flip side of that is that it's a small percentage of the potential DEMAND for blood in the event of some natural disaster in your area.
So they should more or less offset each other, right? Small supply but also small demand that you're competing with for the blood.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||05/04/2021|
With regards to Covid, I don't think it much matters.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||05/04/2021|
Look at all of us B- people. I thought we were rare.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/04/2021|
You, r110, are rare. You are indeed.
You’re almost one of a kind!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/04/2021|
[quote]so I spent $30 and went directly to LabCorp. A+
It’s nice that you gave them such a high rating.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/04/2021|
Look at all the Alien spawn/Neanderthal fucker B negative ancestors here. This explains some things here.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||Last Wednesday at 11:51 AM|
R110, I agree - there seem to be an awful lot of B- people on this thread when supposedly we're super rare. What's that all about?
|by Anonymous||reply 115||Last Wednesday at 12:29 PM|
Maybe B- is more common amongst gay people. It would be interesting if it was. Has anyone done a study on blood types and sexuality?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||Last Wednesday at 12:45 PM|
When the blood of an Rh-positive fetus gets into the bloodstream of an Rh-negative woman, her body will recognize that the Rh-positive blood is not hers. Her body will try to destroy it by making anti-Rh antibodies. These antibodies can cross the placenta and attack the fetus’s blood cells. This can lead to serious health problems, even death, for a fetus or a newborn.
Now figure out some theories. I'm curious.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||Last Wednesday at 12:51 PM|
People with blood type A have a higher risk of getting severe covid.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||Last Wednesday at 12:55 PM|
r117 that happened with my 2nd pregnancy. it scared the fuck out of me to know that my body might reject her, but it all turned out okay. she and i are closer to each other than my first "non-scary, this baby may die" pregnancy. of course, i love her too, but my 2nd born and i are much closer.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||Last Wednesday at 7:46 PM|
[quote]R34 How are you all adults and don't know your own blood type? i can't imagine not knowing this.
When would it come up in conversation?
This is a matter for professionals, with their special, fancy machines.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||Last Wednesday at 8:05 PM|
i can't count how many times during my life i've been asked what my blood type is.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||Last Wednesday at 9:13 PM|
[quote]For 4 decades they have refused our blood in spite of readily-available testing to ensure there are no pathogens in it. NOW they want it?
Want it? The Red Cross *may* accept it if you swear you haven't committed the sin of homosexuality for at least three months. This includes monogamous sex with your homosexual spouse. But don't worry, they still love you. It's the sin they hate.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||Last Wednesday at 9:39 PM|
[quote]How are you all adults and don't know your own blood type? i can't imagine not knowing this.
I'm sixty and have never had cause to know it. If I start bleeding profusely and new a transfusion, I assume a hospital would want to confirm that they were giving me the right stuff. As a gay man, if I wanted to donate blood I couldn't. I (regularly) see a doctor twice a year and have extensive blood tests done (including looking at risks the propensity of which has been linked to blood type. Blood type appears on none of the medical records I have.
So far I've never needed to know it, never been asked, and don't see any point to bothering to find out.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||Last Thursday at 12:25 AM|
r123 you sweet summer child.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||Last Thursday at 12:32 AM|
O+ here.I just found out after donating to Red Cross after getting my 2nd Pfizer. Glad to finally know and it kind of fun to look in line and see whether my blood type makes me special or unfortunate.
Incidentally, they actually run a bunch of free blood tests if you donate. The Covid test came back "reactive" vs. positive or negative. I still can't decide what it means. When I called, the lady sounded pretty basic and said definitively that it meant "the first test came back positive for antibodies and the second came back negative." I'll just figure it meant the vaccine worked and gave me little antibodies to live on the spikes any Covids in my system - I guess.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||Last Thursday at 12:37 AM|
[quote]R121 i can't count how many times during my life i've been asked what my blood type is.
I can. Never.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||Last Thursday at 1:51 AM|
O- and CMV + which means my donated blood can’t be given to babies or pregnant ladies.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||Last Thursday at 2:32 AM|
You’ll help the gay population more then.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||Last Thursday at 4:18 AM|
[quote] i can't count how many times during my life i've been asked what my blood type is.
I’ll bet you also can’t count how many times you’ve been asked why you don’t capitalize.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||Last Thursday at 4:19 AM|
R121, why were you asked so much?
A friend asked me once a years ago, But I cannot think of any other time in the last few decades when it came up.
I guess there are medical conditions that might invite the question, but I cannot even guess which ones.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||Last Thursday at 4:32 AM|
The B-Positive people are the only ones who have a sitcom named after them.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||Last Thursday at 5:02 AM|
I remember we were given an assignment in biology class in high school. We were supposed to check and see what our blood type was using a test. I think I was A+.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||Last Thursday at 6:43 AM|
Almost everyone I know is O+ like me. I found out my blood type by asking my doc for a test. It was only 15 bucks back in 1998.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||Last Thursday at 6:55 AM|
Blood type should be taught to kids just as we teach them their phone numbers and address, parents names, to ensure safety in times of emergency. Just goes to show how backward Healthcare literacy among US population is.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||Last Thursday at 6:56 AM|
r135 Once again, no medical professional is going to take your word concerning your blood type, and certainly not from a child. It's simply not done. Knowing it is fine, if only to satisfy curiosity. There's no benefit for an emergency medical professional to know it, since lost blood volume can be replaced easily, quickly and temporarily by hanging a bag of saline or Ringer's Lactate/Acetate. As the patient stabilizes, type and crossmatch procedures will be done, thereby ensuring safe administration of blood.
I used to donate blood so often BITD, direct transfusions sometimes, and my blood was still typed every single time and also obviously crossmatched, and I was a fellow medic, well-known to blood bank personnel. Woe betide the medical technologist who fails to perform all required tests on any unit of blood. Their name is on that stuff, and it's not just an "Oopsy! My bad" moment if something goes awry.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||Last Thursday at 7:39 AM|
[quote] no medical professional is going to take your word concerning your blood type,
That's exactly why I carry my blood donor card from the Red Cross, which has my blood type (O-) in huge script front and center. Saves a lot of time when dealing with medical professionals and blood type.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||Last Thursday at 7:43 AM|
YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE.
There is zero need to have that information, other than curiosity and participation on the Maury show.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||Last Thursday at 7:50 AM|
What do vampires use for tea bags?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||Last Thursday at 7:53 AM|
[quote]I remember we were given an assignment in biology class in high school. We were supposed to check and see what our blood type was using a test. I think I was A+.
Undoubtedly the only time you ever had a test come back with an A+ on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||Last Thursday at 7:55 AM|
Blood-typing used to be used in police work, before the availability of DNA data.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||Last Thursday at 7:56 AM|
I love you, Bronzie.
Don’t let the bastards get you down!
|by Anonymous||reply 143||Last Thursday at 11:57 AM|
And as we say in Latin: "Illegitimi non carborundum."
|by Anonymous||reply 144||Last Thursday at 2:31 PM|
That sounds like something you gotta go to the free clinic to get cleared up.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||Last Thursday at 3:06 PM|
My 91 year old mother and 66 year old brother both had covid, they experienced scratchy throats and that was the only symptom. They are both O+. My brother has lupus and end stage renal failure. The doctor said they must have received a very slight viral load.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||Last Thursday at 4:09 PM|
I'm O neg, and of course I know. I was in the Army and it was right there on my dog tags.
I had a bit of a drug problem when I was young. But I got clean at 22 and have stayed clean lo, these many years (haha). Still, because I had used illegal IV drugs, I was never allowed to donate blood. I even worked for a government entity that allowed us to take the rest of the day off after we gave blood, and I was always so humiliated, because everyone always gave blood but me. No one ever asked me why I didn't, but I always felt awful and even now, after retirement and 40 years clean, it really upset me that I wasn't allowed to give. I had become a professional with multiple degrees; that lingering blood ban hurt like a slap across the face.
One day two months ago I stuck my head in a bloodmobile and asked the nurse if I was qualified to give blood, expecting to hear the usual, "No, sorry." I was shocked to find out that they had changed the criteria for us ex-junkies and I am now allowed to give blood! So for the very first time in my life, I was allowed to donate my O neg blood, which they always desperately need. I'm getting tears in my eyes just writing this, it meant that much to me. I felt vindicated, somehow. I'm finally as good as anybody else.
I hope you guys get that vindication soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||Last Thursday at 4:39 PM|
Do different blood types fetch different prices when you sell them?
I’ve been wanting to do that.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||Last Thursday at 7:00 PM|