Blood Type
Fun Blood Facts
Frequently Asked Questions
Which blood type is the rarest?
Type AB is the rarest because its only about 4% of the worldwide population
Which blood type is the best?
There is really no blood type which is better than others but type O- can be distributed to any blood type in case of an emergency.
Which is the oldest blood type?
Type O has been proven to be the oldest blood type.
Can your blood type change?
It is extremely rare, but there has been at least one case. A young girl from australia received a liver transplant which changed her blood type from O- to O+.
Do we need 1 blood type more than we need others?
Yes, in emergency situations if your blood type is unknown hospitals will give you O- blood in order to save your life. O- blood is needed by blood centers and hospitals.
Who needs blood?
Anyone who needs a blood transfusion—accident and burn victims; surgery, cancer, transplant, and sickle-cell anemia patients; etc.—needs blood.
What makes up blood?
It is made up of red cells, platelets, plasma, and cryoprecipitate.
Does What's My Blood Type accept donated blood?
We are not a blood center. Please visit your local blood center to donate blood.
How many blood types are there?
There are 8 blood types: types A, B, AB, and O, each being either rh plus or negative.
What is apheresis?
Apheresis, an increasingly common procedure, is the process of removing a specific component of the blood, such as platelets, and returning the remaining components, such as red blood cells and plasma, to the donor.
How important is knowing my blood type?
Knowing your blood type can save you life and the lives of loved ones. Blood transfusions of the wrong type can cause anaphylactic shock, possibly leading to death.
Does Rh (+/-) factor matter?
At this time, few significant differences have been noted with regard to the Rh blood type and diet. One note, O- individuals often need slightly more protein, less grain, and more careful avoidance of avoids, especially potential mold carriers.
Are there exercises which focus on an individuals blood type?
Yes. Certain exercise recommendations are focused on improving total systemic health, mainly the functioning of the organs, glands, immune and circulatory systems of the body.
If I lose weight with certain foods that are recommended for my blood type but not with others, what should I do?
You should eat more of the foods that help you lose weight until you get to your ideal weight.
Should I avoid genetically engineered foods?
Yes! Genetic engineering moves lectin molecules from one species to another. Since lectins are the molecules that interact with our blood types, an OK food can easily become an avoid. Try to focus on more organic products which does not have the extra additives.
What are the chances that I or my loved ones will need blood?
Studies have estimated that 60 percent of the population will need blood or blood components sometime during their lives.
I am blood type O and I get really tired at the end of the day, what should I do?
Blood type O relies heavily on protein and exercise. Try to ad more protein to your diet and exercise in the mornings before work.
Does eating right for your blood type actually work?
Studies have shown that this diet has worked in most cases. As in most diets if you do it for a short period of time it will work but if you don't completely change your eating habits, you will gain your weight back and even put on more pounds. Going on a diet is more mental than anything else. If you tell yourself that you are going to lose the weight then you will lose as much as you want.
Is someone's personality really affected by their blood type?
Each blood type has different personality characteristics that influence individuals to some extent. If you are the same blood type as a friend then there's a good chance you act similar.
Why is the blood type system not more widely known?
The blood type system has been around for years but there has not been a lot of time spent focusing on it. With the health waves now being in the mainstream, more and more people are finding out their blood types in order to live healthier lives.
What does Rh- mean?
Rh- means the blood group whose red cells lack the Rh factor (rh antigen).
How do I find out my blood type?
We have a blood type test kit which you can purchase from our site or you can donate blood to the Red Cross. Once you donate blood to the red cross, about 6 weeks later you should receive a donor card in the mail bearing your blood type.
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