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Old Wed Oct 29, 2014, 09:36 PM
curlygirl curlygirl is offline
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Fascinating "The Atlantic" Article on Rare Blood Types

Slightly OT but this article is about the trials for those persons that have rare blood types, both in donating blood and finding blood donors. One of the stories in the article is about a man with Rh(null) blood, who has donated blood throughout his life to some of the 42 known other people in the world with that blood type, and the work that he and doctors do to get it across borders. Besides being fascinating it is also a testament to how much doctors, aid organizations, and others will do to save strangers. The only people I could think in my circle of acquaintances that would find this as interesting as I do are people on this board, who have received blood transfusions.


The Most Precious Blood on Earth

For people with very rare types, obtaining lifesaving blood can involve a complex network of donors and doctors that stretches across the globe.
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Old Thu Oct 30, 2014, 09:45 AM
Marlene Marlene is offline
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Interesting article. That's some rare blood.
Marlene, wife to John DX w/SAA April 2002, Stable partial remission; Treated with High Dose Cytoxan, Johns Hopkins, June 2002. Final phlebotomy 11/2016. As of January 2017, FE is 233, HGB 11.7, WBC 5.1/ANC 4.0, Plts 146K.
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