(Closed) RH Negative Blood?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Bump. I am curious about this as I have A- blood

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Receiving Blood

  • Rh-negative people can only receive Rh-negative blood and blood products. An Rh-negative person who receives the incorrect blood may develop anti-Rh agglutinins. This causes the body to destroy red blood cells and is potentially fatal.

Giving Blood

  • The demand for Rh-negative blood is high and supply is low. This is due to the rarity of Rh-negative people.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am also curious as to the availability of (-) blood types- according to the red cross only 7% of caucasian’s are A-… I used to give blood all the time bc I knew my type was more rare but I moved and there is no red cross blood donations here & the local blood bank requires higher iron levels which I have been unable to meet, even with supplements. =(

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

you actually have a double whammy.. you are O- which means you are the universal donor and anyone can get your blood. Unfortunately you can only receive O- blood…. not any other rh -ve type.

 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

i should have also asked what blood type your partner is… as it can have a major impact on your future ability to carry a fetus to term if your first child have an Rh+ blood type. In this case you would need shots to prevent Rh sensitization.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

As far as pregnancy goes, if the baby’s father is positive you’ll need the Rhogam shot.

For blood transfusions, your blood type can only receive a donation of O-.  Blood banks make a point of trying to recruit O- donors, and while they pretty much always have low supply of O-, if you need a transfusion they will be able to supply it.

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