Here's a breakdown of the most common and least common blood types by ethnicity, according to the American Red Cross.
There are several ways to find out your blood type, and if you're eligible the easiest way is donating blood. You'll likely receive your blood type results in the mail a few weeks later.
When most of us think of "rare blood," we think of AB-positive or O-negative. But it turns out there are far, far rarer types than that. In Filton, England, there's a lab that handles blood donations from across the UK—and identifies this super-rare blood.
You have a ‘rare’ blood type if your blood is missing an antigen which is common to most people, or if it has an antigen which most people don’t have. Say your blood lacks an antigen which is present on the red cells of the majority of the population. If you receive a transfusion of ‘ordinary’ blood which has that common antigen, it will be recognised as foreign, triggering an immune response with potentially catastrophic results. An example is the Jk system, where most people have Jka and/or Jkb types, but some people lack a and b and are a rare Jka–b– type.
With hundreds of possible antigens and millions of possible antigen combinations, your blood can be as unique as your fingerprint.
I am a strong believer that your blood type can be the missing link to why you’re not losing weight and are more vulnerable to certain diseases. Since writing my book Your Body Knows Best over 16 years ago, I’ve come to believe that blood types have just as much to do with what not to eat as with what should be eaten. The answer lies in the lectin connection.
"It's good to know your blood type the same way you should know your cholesterol or blood pressure numbers," Qi added in the statement. "If you know you're at higher risk, you can reduce the risk by adopting a healthier lifestyle, such as eating right, exercising and not smoking."
We've long known that many factors, from genetics to lifestyle choices, play a role in brain health over the course of a lifetime. And according to new research, blood type may be another, previously unconsidered factor in age-related cognitive decline.
Red Gold: The Epic Story of Blood delves into the facts and myths about human blood and its impact on everything from religion and medicine to commerce and popular culture throughout history. This four-part series addresses the ways in which we have understood and misunderstood the substance so crucial to our world.
The latest research shows no evidence that tailoring diet to blood type benefits health.
The book offers plenty of anecdotal "evidence" of people whose symptoms improved when they learned to eat for their blood type. Stories of success sound very convincing, and nothing makes as memorable an impression as personal testimony. But anecdotes are not proof.
Could blood type provide a key to wellness and even affect our personality? Canadian naturopathic doctor James D'Adamo and his son Peter D'Adamo think so. In Japan extensive research on blood type and personality began more than 60 years ago. Blood type can be a valuable clue for understanding your own uniqueness.
For people with very rare types, obtaining lifesaving blood can involve a complex network of donors and doctors that stretches across the globe.
Japanese people love to ask the question: “What’s your blood type?” Is that because they are concerned about your health? Are they worried that you might need a blood transfusion? No! It is because many of them believe that blood type determines your personality.
Blood type is one of the body’s more mysterious taxonomies. There are four bins our blood can fall into — A, B, AB, and O — and together they represent the four groups of antigens found on the surfaces of red blood cells. But they don’ t just signal who we can donate to and receive from; our blood types can reveal complex patterns of personal health.
What's My Blood Type is striving to be the worlds leading source for blood type news and all things associated with the blood type movement. Additionally, What's My Blood Type is revolutionizing the way people think about blood types. Never before has knowing your blood type been this exciting.
Although all blood is made of the same basic elements, not all blood is alike. In fact, there are eight different common blood types, which are determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens – substances that can trigger an immune response if they are foreign to the body. Since some antigens can trigger a patient's immune system to attack the transfused blood, safe blood transfusions depend on careful blood typing and cross-matching.
It takes all types to save lives.
Do you think knowing your blood type is only important in the event of a transfusion? Think again! Research indicates that your blood type is a key genetic factor that influences many areas of health and well-being.
What’s your type? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby introduce you to the complex world of blood types. You’ll learn the difference between blood group and blood type, and also find out how antigens and antibodies affect what type of blood you have.
Four Blood Groups...
It might seem like blood is blood — it all looks pretty much the same to the naked eye. But although all blood contains the same basic components (red cells, white cells, platelets, and plasma), not everyone has the same types of markers on the surface of their red blood cells. These markers (also called antigens) are proteins and sugars that our bodies use to identify the blood cells as belonging in our own system.
There are many antigens besides the major ones (A, B, and Rh). Many minor ones are not routinely detected during blood typing. If they are not detected, you may still have a reaction when receiving certain types of blood, even if the A, B, and Rh antigens are matched.
There are four main blood groups (types of blood): A, B, AB and O. Your blood group is determined by the genes you inherit from your parents.
Each group can be either RhD positive or RhD negative, which means your blood group can be one of the eight types...
Red blood cells (erythrocytes) have certain proteins on their surface, called antigens. Also, your plasma contains antibodies which will attack certain antigens if they are present. There are various types of red blood cell antigens - the ABO and rhesus types are the most important.