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Are there any blood types besides A B D and RH?

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Answered 2009-09-04 08:03:16

There are several different ways of 'grouping' blood. One system has blood groups A, B, AB and O. Another system is the rhesus grouping where a blood is classified as rhesus-positive or -negative; D and Rh are the same group. It is a combination of these 2 classificatons which is used most commonly. These are the most commonly known groups, but there are 28 additional systems that are recognised around the world.

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What are the two types of blood?

Blood can be rh+ or rh-. The types of blood are A, B, AB, and O.

What are the different types of Rh blood types?

There are two types of Rh blood type, a Rh + and a Rh -ve, they are useful in surgery so blood type can be matched. Especially in pregnancy it is beneficial for mother and child to have the same Rh blood type.

Can a man and woman who are both o positive blood group have a child who is o negative?

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What problems does rh blood pose for pregnancy and childbirth?

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Are B and Rh one blood type or two different blood types?

The blood groups A, B, AB and O are the seperate blood types and within a blood type the blood may be Rh+ or Rh-.

Is there blood banks in my area with rh blood?

Rh blood is the most complex genetically of all blood types. It is known that a mother who is pregnant and has Rh- and the father has Rh+, it can cause birth defects in the child. If you are recieving a blood transfusion though this does not apply. You can either recieve Rh- or Rh+. All blood types negative or positive all have Rh blood types in them. The problem you may be experiencing which may take you awhile to recieve blood is that you may have Rh- negative blood which means that you cannot recieve Rh-negative or Rh+negative, and you can only recieve Rh- negative, but yes all blood banks will carry Rh blood, this type of blood though may be more common in different types of people though.

Is there a difference between Rh neg blood group and a B neg blood group?

RH- and RH+ are not blood types, they are factors.

What are the differences between o rh negative blood and other types of blood?

O rh negative blood is the universal donor. This blood is a good donor due to any blood type can accept O blood and the fact that the rh factor is negative allows for rh positive blood to receive it.

What is a Rh factor?

People with different blood types have proteins specific to that blood type on the surfaces of their red blood cells (RBCs). Rh factor "Rhesus factor" is type of antigens on the human blood cell. The presence of this antigen in human blood given (+) besides it's blood type. The absence of this antigen is given (-) besides blood type. For example A- or A+.

How many human blood types are there summarize how blood types is inherited?

There are 4 main blood types: A, B, O and AB. In addition, each of these can be Rh positive or Rh negative.

What are the types of blood for humans?

The four blood types for humans are: A, B, AB and OO. Also the RH factor determines is your blood type is RH negative (-) or RH positive (+). All blood types can then be classified as: A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-, O+ or O-.

What is RH positive and RH negative?

These are specific blood types in a human being.

What are the 4 different blood types?

The four blood types are: A, B, AB, and O, with a Rhesus factor (Rh) of negative or positive Blood type AB, with Rh+ is the universal recipient, meaning a person with this blood type can receive any type of human blood. Blood type O, with Rh- is the universal donor, meaning that type of blood can be received by anyone. Rhesus factor (Rh) means that the blood resembles (+) that of a Rhesus monkey, or that it doesn't (-)

What type of blood types can receive O?

It depends on what blood component is to be transfused. If O, Rh negative whole blood is to be given, the patient may be O, Rh negative or O, Rh positive. If O, Rh negative red cells are to be transfused, the patient may be any blood type (generally).

What does it mean when a newborn has b positive blood?

If a newborn has B positive blood, it means his blood has the B antigen and is Rh positive. There are 4 blood types: A, B, AB, and O. There are two Rh types Rh positive, Rh positive and Rh negative. That simply means what type of blood the baby would receive if it needed a transfusion.

Can you explain the relationships between the various blood types?

AB positive blood type is known as the universal recipient which means that persons with AB positive blood can recieve transfusions from any blood type, positive or negative. Generally, transfusions of the same blood type or of blood type O can be given. Persons with blood types that are RH positive can be given transfusions of either the positive OR negative subtype, but persons with RH negative blood types can only receive transfusions from other RH negative blood types.

Does o- blood effect pregnancies?

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What do Rh and blood types have to do with each other?

Rh is a blood group system used for blood transfusions. Many people have the Rh factor on the red blood cell's surface that determine who they can give and receive blood from.

How many types of human blood types are there?

They're are 4 different blood types. The blood types are,A,B,O & AB. Each blood type can be Rh positive or Rh negative. Example; A+,A-,B+,B-,O+,O-,AB+ and AB-

What is unique about the rh blood type?

Things that are unique about the rh blood type are that its very uncommon in most people. The rh blood type has alot of unique features that arn't in most blood types.

Can 2 negative blood types make a positive blood type?

No. The + Rh factor is a dominate gene and the - Rh is recessive.

Can an rh negative person receive rh positive blood?

No, as if Rh positive blood was put into a Rh negative person it would trigger an immune reaction against the transfused blood. However you can put Rh negative blood into a Rh positive person so long as their ABO blood types are appropriatly matched too.

Is RH negative one of the most rare blood types to have?

RH negative is not very rare, and it is a blood grouping system not a type. Whether your blood is Rh or not depends on the D-antigen in your blood. Rh is the second most important blood grouping system after ABO.

Father with type O pos blood and mother with type O neg what type of blood will the baby be?

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