Blood type o universal donor

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Avatar m tn Dear Doctor, You said, “O is universal donor so if a donor has an O blood type they can donate to anyone” in this forum. Means, if I A+ & my donor O+, so can donate the part of liver for me? Pls.
Avatar m tn Can a donated liver with blood type O be used in a Person with blood type A? Yes, a type O donor is a universal donor and a type O liver can be transplanted into any blood type recipient - O - A - B - AB.
Avatar n tn They're right too, it's almost universal, you can give your blood to any blood type that is a +, but you can only receive the O's (O- is the universal donor, AB- is the universal recipient). SInce you are positive that means you won't need the Rhogam shot, yay! I'm an O+ too and so glad I didn't need the shot. Congrats on baby!
Avatar n tn however, also being an o+ myself, i would be aware of your labs and make sure they know you are O......beings that O is the universal donor but can only receive from itself. in other words had you needed blood and someone relied on the first blood result they might have killed you. :O) i loved genetics in school!
Avatar f tn no, its only if you're o- you need them as we produce antibodies against the + rh factor. O- is the universal donor so any other blood group wont produce antibodies against the - factor.
Avatar f tn I just recently asked what was my blood type because my mom told me I was o-negative. Well I found out that I am but I never received a Rhogam shot. My doctor has never even discussed it with me. Is this a big issue? Will this cause any complications? Has anyone else dealt with this????
1230912 tn?1273496370 I have no clue LOL I'm B+, DH is O- (universal donor). I've never needed the RH shot. My issues most likely started after the birth of my 3 year old, but faded after about 6 months (and overwhelming fatigue was the main worry for me at that time). They started up again after my youngest was born 14 months ago, within about 8 weeks of her birth. Luckily I was never told to wait a year!
Avatar n tn o- is the "universal donor" AB+ is the "universal recipient" according to the following web site O+ and O- parents wouldn't have an A type child. Try it out http://www.biology.arizona.edu/human_bio/problem_sets/blood_types/Into.
Avatar f tn There is nothing suspicious about this. Had it been the other way around- type O parents having a type B child- that would have raised serious questions. Sorry to hear your family has been abusive to you.
Avatar n tn Hello, Is it possible to have a child with B+ blood type while both parents are o+? I was told that it is rare but is known as the bombay phenotype. Could you please help shed some light on this, thanks.
Avatar m tn O is universal donor so if a donor has an O blood type they can donate to anyone
Avatar f tn 0- is not rare but it the universal blood type.. It is the only type of blood that can mix into any other type of blood with out any complications... Although being pregnant and having this blood type the body generally does try to regect the baby.. It is VERY NORMAL to get that shot actually they generally give every pregnant woman that shot just in case so the body doesnt regect the baby..
Avatar f tn My Dad is O+ and my Mum is A2B+ but my blood type is B-. How is this possible?
Avatar f tn I know that is highly valued as it is the universal donor type. I am currently not accepted for donation; they tell me I have to wait till I am at least 6 months post-surgery. My surgery was 4/15.
Avatar m tn * Approximately the same weight and body size as the recipient * Free from disease, infection, or injury that affects the liver * Usually of the same or a compatible blood type (see table below) BLOOD TYPE COMPATIBILITY CHART FOR LIVER TRANSPLANT Blood Type Can receive a liver from Can generally donate a liver to O O O, A, B, AB A
Avatar f tn Someone who is rh+ would not have any problems carrying a Rh- baby, O Rh- is the universal blood donor type, meaning that we can donate blood to any other blood group, however we can only recieve blood from O Rh- and I think one other (been too long since university!
Avatar n tn But I wouldn't take this too seriously, because the vast majority of humans are type O, the universal donor. AB is fairly rare. So given how many people are getting it, just by numbers alone most of them have to be Type O, and the other types are probably more overrepresented rather than being the majority of cases.
Avatar n tn Recipients with blood type O... can receive from blood type O only Recipients with blood type A... can receive from blood types A and O Recipients with blood type B... can receive from blood types B and O Recipients with blood type AB...
284738 tn?1283110419 Look at the bright side, O- is called the universal donor because no matter what blood type you have, you can receive blood from someone who is O-. So you could give blood (after your baby is born) and maybe save another baby's life.
Avatar n tn Meaning your blood group is O+. Congratulations, your blood group type is a universal donor blood type. You can donate your blood to practically everyone else except for those who are Rhesus negative (rh -) O rh+ is in no way about your hiv status. Now, your have had unprotected intercourse in march, so your were at risk. Follow canermy's advice and you can test now to know for sure. All the best and take care ok?
1342206 tn?1276146157 my dad is type O+ and my mother is type A2b+ i don't have clue to what my blood type might be and last time i went to the doctor i forgot to ask them what my blood type was?
Avatar n tn You see i am a universal donor for blood, but not a universal receiver, so blood will be hard to come by in my family. Can't they take a piece of liver from someone who matches and let it start growing now?
3236191 tn?1451025079 She is covered under their universal health care as a citizen but I'm not as a non-citizen. I'm most likely a compatible donor due to having type O blood. How would we go about getting the ball rolling on this? Am I going to have to pay any out of pocket expenses? What does the process entail?
Avatar n tn I'm negative too and my hubby is positive so I got it at 30 weeks actually, but I did have side effects to the shot. It felt like a stomach bug, with nausea and tiredness but past within 24 hours. Totally worth it though.
Avatar n tn I think they can type it pretty fast, I don't think they would be giving blood at the scene of an accident, they can give plasma maybe? And isn't O+ the universal donor...does that mean O + is ok in an emergency?? One of the nurses will know. Or Ryan....oh wait..he practices over on the other forum. I just want them to know what all meds I am on and that I have the ICD in there.
Avatar f tn I dont think baby will need it if its +, o- is the universal donor which is why transfusion centres want our blood so bad, we can donate to anyone and our blood wont harm them however we can only accept o- blood and I think 1 other blood type. Its maybe different for the other blood groups with the neg factor.
Avatar n tn Type O can receive only type O Type A can receive Type A or O Type B can receive Type B or O Type AB cab receiver Type A or B or O or AB 2) The donor shoud be the approximately same size and weight as (or slightly larger than) the recipient 3) The donor should be free from disease These are basic to living or cadaver transplants. The following are issues to be considered with a living donor: 1)The donor should be a relative (close or distant) or emotionally related to the recipient.
Avatar m tn An O blood type can receive a liver ONLY from another O blood type.
Avatar m tn I am blood type O and he is OB recessive. I am aware that my blood type is universal so it should be ok for him to receive my liver. His doctor said that most of his liver has been damaged, but seeing he seems to be getting healthy does he have to undergo a transplant? How successful is live liver donor transplant? What should I do to prepare myself for this operation? Are there any hospitals or institutions that do liver cloning?