My name is Jessica and I have RA. Anyone else feel like its an intro at an AA meeting! lol!! I am also Rh-Negative and I have recently found the Crohn's disease, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Reactive Arthritis, RA, IBD, etc. all run in my family. I found the HLA-B27 genetic marker in my family before the doc's did, when my mom became very ill by way of researching my rare blood type. I found a connection statistically to the HLA-B27 genetic marker, the Rh-Negative Blood Factor and a reasoning why some do not have it, though show signs of the disease.
I am now and advocate and independent researcher of the Rh-Negative Blood factor and autoimmune disease. I created the Official Worldwide "Rh Negative Registry" - an online member based network of available Rh-Negative donors; as well as providing Medical alert Jewelry for people with Rh-Negative Blood and Autoimmune Disease in an effort to bring more awareness and medical care to people like us in emergency situations.
I hope to learn, share, question and be questioned!
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