Why blood type o is a universal donor

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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????
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.
1230912 tn?1273496370 You gave your son an A- ABO copy and your husband gave your son a O+ ABO copy so yes he did test positive for the A blood group he actually is A-/O+. I hope that helps? Sorry for your loss also.
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 f tn There is no reason to be concerned. Platelets help the blood to clot. When you get a cut and stop bleeding it is because platelets gather are the cut and stop the bleeding. Nothing to do with the flu. As I said this is normal. If this is your only issue with treatment then you are doing very well. Although this isn't an issue for you. I would like to point out that Ibuprofen like other NSAIDs, reduce the ability of blood to clot and therefore increase bleeding after an injury.
Avatar n tn The news mentioned this last week - https://www.nbc12.com/2020/03/21/study-says-your-blood-type-could-make-you-more-susceptible-coronavirus/ "New research shows your blood type may make you more susceptible to catching coronavirus. The study published in Wuhan, China compared blood types in 2,173 people in Wuhan and Shenzhen with COVID-19 to more than 3,600 healthy people in the same areas. It showed people with type A blood are more likely to catch the virus and die from it.
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 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?
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 n tn Without INF, I would probably reach cirrosis, and who knows what else, before the estimated 5 yrs to get a transplant liver (blood type O Pos- universal donor- the longest wait). It is tempting, so I'm glad you brought it up here on the forum.
Avatar m tn An O blood type can receive a liver ONLY from another O blood type.
Avatar n tn I was told that I needed a transplant, b/my chances w/no insurance, income and blood type of O neg (universal donar) were just about nil. I decided I didn't want to die on a transplant waiting list, tethered to a hospital, not able to travel or smoke marijuanna, cooped up in crummy city apartment far from my home and dogs for potentially yrs, just in case that pager went off and someone had died. Ugg! The idea of my last few years living like that sucked!
Avatar m tn I understood from a news special on transplants that my blood type, O pos (universal donor), is in short supply because of what Tallblond said (can be used by all bloodtypes). Stage 3 is not the end, but this disease moves at different speeds for different people and even at different times for the same person. I wanted to stop HCV in its tracks, ASAP.
419309 tn?1326506891 For platelet transfusions, matching blood types is less important. Even so, you will usually get a matching blood type, especially if you may need many transfusions. If you have had a bad reaction to previous transfusions, you will get medicine to help prevent another reaction. Otherwise, you will probably not get any medications with your transfusion. Risks and side effects Most patients do not have any side effects from blood transfusions.
Avatar n tn Also, one more concern and honestly I am done, I understand that transmission is a blood to blood exposure, am I correct in thinking that I would have to have a fresh wound (bleeding) come in direct contact with his blood to contract the virus? I am athletic, its not uncommon for me to get scrapped up playing softball. Thanks again.
Avatar f tn Now I wonder how clean that procedure was. I've had a gamma globulin shot in the eighties because of a hep B scare. That is a blood product. I'm no angel, but it just really bugs me that statistically they would be willing to mark down for sure that snorting coke is what caused this for me while ignoring everything else!!! And many, many veterans were infected by injections they were ordered to take. You never hear about that in these articles.
Avatar f tn We believe I picked up this virus in 1977 after an accident at work and several blood transfusions. I was a blood donor until I think around 1997 when I received a letter from the lab telling me I had the virus. My two daughters had been born during this time and 20 years had passed but I still had them and my wife tested. All was okay but I am so cautious now with tooth brushes or just anything. I have three grandchildren so I really have to stay on top of it.
1225178 tn?1318984204 I think that's much more attributable to the fact that Hep C was only identified in 1990 ( I don't see how that is relevant to people not knowing today - in 2010 or 2009), is undetected until symptoms display or something happens that results in someone directly looking for Hep C (My guess is HCV is usually discovered by seeing blood work either routine blood work or blood work ordered for a medical reason or for insurance policies or seen after blood donation) and that often there are no sy
9662954 tn?1405609759 Keep in mind that even after SVR while there is a reduced risk of developing HCC (liver cancer) a person still is at a higher than normal risk and HCC screening should continue every 6 months or 12 months depending on your provider's protocol. Good luck with your treatment!
Avatar m tn The source of infection in Kretzschmar’07 was a newly infected donor, not an SVR , but this is irrelevant to the failure of commercial tests to detect the infection While this is somewhat troubling for us, it’s really bad news for those in charge of monitoring the blood supply. 2) SVR is as desirable as ever, but the point of SVR is not elimination of the virus but “fixing” our immune response to its presence, that is, to renegotiate the terms of coexistence.
330481 tn?1309491843 Yeah, the blood is gone..thank god!! Freaked me out a little!! I am just drained today...my 3 1/2 yr old son Mason keeps coming up to me and saying.."Mama, why so sad?'. I keep telling him that mama don't feel good and he says "sorry". :) Too cute! fawngonzalez~~good sizes on follies!
Avatar f tn the problem is hbvdna is not a good test to understand evelution of hbv infection and gain of immune control, only cccdna is a good tool but in the past it was possible to measure it by biopsy only.
162948 tn?1205256292 Also I have a thick mucus discharge since insertion and old blood....it's only been a day and a half, but is this normal? Should she have not forcefully inserted it. My mother has me freaked out.
1294995 tn?1330666336 I'll see if I can avoid POAS!!! Well...like I said I think this week a good O is on it's way... SSBD to all you ladies and welcome to the new names we have on our thread. JULY IS GOING TO BE BFP month!!!!
180483 tn?1229532768 Gosh I hope this is our month! Why is it that if you're on vacation for a week, the time flies but the TWW will never end!?? This is torture!!!
Avatar f tn I do have that burning pain in the knees and feet - and an allergic type reaction. My problem is I can't find a dental surgeon to take out implants.
Avatar f tn I don't like the picks I'm just saying he is the most level who knows how to manage and I believe will work to get better business relationships in the world, because someone is brought up in the religion does not mean he is a firm believer (where is the mother ship landing) none of them are going to put hep c up front and that you can take to the bank!! Kucinich sees UFO's and the rest are straight up politicians of which I am sick and tired of!! It's the same ole cr ap!!!!!!!!!
Avatar n tn i've heard and seen a person who is allergic to sunlight. a lilttle girl about 8. so sad. I hope with the new technology in this world that they will find something to help with your problems.. i dont think i have any problems like that. i break out with brown circles when i work out from the sweat but thats all. i dunno what it is but i've had them 4 about 2 years. What about drinking water ? can you do that? Must fluids are basically water. what do you guys do?