Posted 3/16/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -7)
When my first son was born he was A pos. so they gave me a shot. when my second son was born he was o neg. I am RH neg also so this time I didn't have to have a shot. I know that before the RH factor was known about many kids were born and died shortly after because of the blood mixing together. My shot was to kill off my immune system after the first child so I didn't have a miscarriage if I had a second child. I've heard this question asked before rein regards to lupus having your immune system attacking an RH pos. child if the mom was RH neg. I was wondering if it possibly to send your body haywire because it could cause miscarriages because of the differences in the blood type. It actually attacks an unborn child as an unknown alien to your body. I have done some study on this with my b neg blood. My mom also had 3 miscarriages.

I would love to know if this has anything to do with the immune going haywire

thanks for asking
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Posted 3/16/2007 12:36 PM (GMT -7)

 I found this that shows all the blood types from the American Red Cross. Now this has me wondering if my mom and brothers are AB neg and they just called it Rh neg.

  

What's Your Blood Type?
  • O Rh-positive: 38 percent
  • O Rh-negative: 7 percent
  • A Rh-positive: 34 percent
  • A Rh-negative: 6 percent
  • B Rh-positive: 9 percent
  • B Rh-negative: 2 percent
  • AB Rh-positive: 3 percent
  • AB Rh-negative: 1 percent

 


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Posted 3/16/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -7)
Yes hun, I'm Bneg and my son is o neg. and they are called RH neg. In other words you don't have the rh factor in your genes. 85 percent of the population have the rh factor which would be rh possitive.
 
If your mom is AB- than in short it would be called rh neg. but just like with any transfusion the possess would still have to match which blood type not just the  plus or minus. The only universal blood type that anyone can use is o neg. that type is in high demand in hospitals. I don't know why that is though.
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Post Edited (okie) : 3/16/2007 1:55:40 PM (GMT-6)

Posted 3/16/2007 1:19 PM (GMT -7)

Tks Carol,

   I really don't know what their blood type is other than Rh neg...I never heard anyone say A, B, O or AB, just the Rh neg. I just saw that the most rare was Ab neg...lol.

  Ok, I'm getting a good lesson in Blood Types 101 and it's very interesting...LOL  Also confusing..... eyes .

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Posted 3/16/2007 1:22 PM (GMT -7)
O- is known as "the universal donor" as we can give blood to anyone of any blood/rh type. And there are only 7% of us!!!!

 

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Posted 3/16/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)
Hi all,

I'm going to take my shot at explaining what I think is going on. Please bear with me. The are "things" one can have in their blood (ok, there has to be a real term for thing but it would not be helpful). If you have the A whatever they label your blood type with an A (or a B for the B whatever) so that AB means you have both, A means only A, B means only B and O means your blood has neither. There is also an Rh factor. You either have this "thing" in your blood (denoted with a +, you'd think with the other scheme they would call it R but I think we're doing an apples and oranges on whatever these "things" are and Rh is a different thing than A, B) or you don't (denoted with a - ). So, AB+ means you have all of them and O- means you have none of them. Your body gets unhappy with a transfusion that contains "things" you don't have but is fine with blood containing things you don't have. So O- has none and everybody can take O- in a transfusion (so that is the universal donor) and AB+ has three things so AB+ blood can only be transfused to an AB+ person.

Ok, so an (any blood type A, B, AB or O doesn't matter) Rh- mother carrying an Rh+ baby will try to attack the baby because the babys' blood contains the, foreign to the Mother, Rh + factor. In the "old" days after such a birth if the Mother again carried an Rh+ baby, the Mothers immune system would figure out that this was an old invader and would attack the new baby, causing all sorts of problems for the new baby (although I believe the first Rh+ baby carried by an Rh- Mother is ok).

Too long. But I actually think I have the correct idea.

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Posted 3/16/2007 1:43 PM (GMT -7)
EnigmaGirl,

Our posts crossed. I think we both have it right only yours was shorter!

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Posted 3/16/2007 1:47 PM (GMT -7)
Hi..
 
I am A+, my oldest sis is rh-, and my first born son is 0- and has been donating to the redcross for years because of it's rarity...hmmmm that is all I know..the rest of my son's are A+
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Posted 3/16/2007 2:00 PM (GMT -7)
I was just wondering if there have been any tests linking auto immune disease to this because for the most part women have lupus more than men by a considerable margain and it seems to be more of a problem just before your period. when your hormones are out of wack. I have goggled it and can't find anything. Just a thought. It may be nothing. I'm no doctor but it seems like they would have at least explored the possibility.


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Posted 3/16/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)

Tks Enigma and Sue for explaining this better. I have 3 older brothers, none of them have any type of immune disease, just me. It's so strange how that works. The ones in my family that do have immune disorders are on my dad's side, but I did have a distant cousin on my moms side that had MS.

                                                        Tks again, Babs


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Posted 3/17/2007 5:50 AM (GMT -7)
Just wanted to add, that my other sibs dont have the rh factor or O, and I also have a twin brother who is healthy, maybe because we are fraternal twins I dont know
 
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