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What Is Your Blood Type? Is it Important?

I am an AB blood type with a negative Rh factor. Did you know that less than 1% of the world population has this blood type? 1 out of 167 people.

Do you know your own blood type? Why is it important to know? What are the health and diet concerns for people with this blood type? Does your blood type affect your personality?

Knowing your blood type can save precious time if you need blood quickly. If you don't know your blood type, it's fast, simple and inexpensive to find out. Shown below, you can get an at home blood typing kit and not have to wait for a doctor's appointment or pay a co-pay on your insurance. It may even be covered by your medical savings account.

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AB "The Enigma"

It is called the "The Enigma".

Wikipedia definition: An enigma is a puzzle, something mysterious or inexplicable, or a riddle or difficult problem.

According to all the research I have done, the first positive date for AB blood type was 700 AD. However, if you believe the Shroud of Turin, which was found to have AB blood on it, was the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in after his crucifixion, then it would be much earlier than that.

What does AB mean in blood types?

Those who have type AB blood do not make any A,B, or O antibodies. It will accept any blood type in a transfusion. AB is the universal recipient.

So how did it come into being when the rest of the world was O, A, and B? If an A is inherited from one parent and a B from the other, the type will be AB.


Just a quick question for you

Do you know your blood type?

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Do You Know Your Blood Type?

Eat Right 4 Your Type Home Blood Typing Kit with Eldoncard
Eat Right 4 Your Type Home Blood Typing Kit with Eldoncard

Easy, Self-testing Blood Type Kit - Everything you need to discover your blood type and rhesus factor in the comfort of your own home - pain free.This affordable kit comes complete with everything you need, including instructions, finger lancet and alcohol prep, plastic applicator sticks and testing card. Performing the test is easy. After first cleaning with the supplied alcohol prep pad, the finger is lanced with the sterile disposable lancet. The hand is then turned downward and a drop of blood is placed on top of each of the four sticks. The sticks are then applied to the card, and stirred for two minutes. The results are then read from the card. Total time to results is less than six minutes. Single use blood typing kit (for educational purposes only).

 

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Eat Right 4 Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution

Cook Right 4 Your Type: The Practical Kitchen Companion to Eat Right 4 Your Type

The Complete Blood Type Encyclopedia Eat Right 4 Your Type

Blood Type AB Food, Beverage and Supplemental Lists

Blood Type O Food, Beverage and Supplemental Lists

Blood Type A Food, Beverage and Supplemental Lists

Blood Type B Food, Beverage and Supplemental Lists

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Diet Concerns

These are my personal experiences and are not meant to be used as gospel for anyone other than me. It is only a suggestion to read about your blood type.

I began reading "Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type" when my parents suggested it might help me with some of my food reaction issues. My body has rejected poultry of any kind all my life. Though I love all kinds of poultry, I cannot eat it without a violent and dangerous reaction to it. Food allergies are terrible, especially when it's something you love. I've always had issues with meats. I love it, but my body does not.

When I received the book, I opened to the AB blood type and there it was in black and white! My problem? ABs are the vegetarians of the blood groups. Now that made more sense to me. Once I began kicking some of the meat, not all, out of my diet, I felt better and my body began responding the way it should.


Eat Right 4 Your Type Amazon - Eating Right for Your Blood Type

After an initial scan of these books I found the reasons for many of the troubles I was having such as headaches. My body doesn't do well with things like poultry or Lima beans.

If you are having problems such as arthritic flare ups or need to lose weight, do yourself a favor and at least give this blood type diet a chance to help you improve your quality of life.

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Personality By Blood Type?

What does your blood type say about YOU?

Personality Traits By Blood Type - A Japanese Concept I thought this was a really fun site! I never thought of blood type affecting your personality. But just as many feel their astrological sign affects their personality, some also think blood type does too!

A portion of the info from the AB blood type: "Type AB's are the split personalities of the blood groups." That, mixed with being a Gemini in astrology? It's no wonder no one understands me :)

The Links between Your Blood Type and Your Personality Though I'm not too sure how I feel about being considered "flaky", nevertheless it seems to be true sometimes.

Would you like to try to determine the blood type of offspring or even yourself?

This is a Blood Type and/or Rh (+ or -) factor calculator. See the possibilities!


What Do You Think?

The Japanese believe that blood type determines your personality just as a sun sign might. What you think?

Does your blood type affect your personality?

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Have You Saved A Life Lately?

Please consider sharing life with others. Please donate blood to the Red Cross. Become someone's Hero today!

Check to see when there is a Blood Drive in your area. Who will save you if the time comes?

Sounds like a cheesy pick-up line for Dracula doesn't it?


 Last updated on August 6, 2013

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So What's Your Blood Type? 198 comments

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Heather426 5 years ago from Amarillo, Texas Level 1 Commenter

That's funny about the Dracula pick up line!! I'm an A so not too rare...very

interesting subject for a lens...The Red Cross needs blood! I donate regularly. Great job!


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dc64 lm 5 years ago

Oddly enough, my youngest daughter and son both have AB positve blood, but their dad and I both have A positive. We thought it was a mistake, but the doctor said it happens on occasion, though it is rare. It seems to have happened twice!


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Holley Web 5 years ago Hub Author

[in reply to dc64] I think that is amazing! Strange that you should say that, as my mother has O , my father is B and I am AB-. There are just somethings that cannot be accounted for. Thank you for sharing that and for stopping by!


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julieannbrady 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida USA Level 6 Commenter

Yes, I have this blood type -- AB positive -- I've talked about it on my angel lens -- nice to see a lens devoted to it. It's an enigma how I got this blood type!


anonymous 5 years ago

I'd love to donate regularly like I used to when I lived in big cities, but our town can't do anything with my AB- blood. No one else would need it and they don't have the equipment to remove parts they could use. Bummer!


anonymous 5 years ago

this is my first time to donate blood and also after a long years i know my blood type AB positive. what will happen if an AB receive any blood type? what reaction will happen? thanxz..................


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Holley Web 5 years ago Hub Author

[in reply to sOul KeEper] Hi! I'm glad you asked. According to the experts it will accept any blood type in a transfusion. AB is the universal recipient. Double check with your doctor.


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hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass

lots of great info here.


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lakern26 lm 5 years ago

This lens was really interesting, especially the part about your blood type causing food allergies. I had no idea! Great lens! 5*


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SandyMertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra Level 3 Commenter

I still don't know what my blood type is. Great lens!


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drifter0658 lm 5 years ago

Wonderful information!


anonymous 5 years ago

ab-


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ab


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kateloving 5 years ago from Lancaster PA Level 1 Commenter

I once had a troubling shoulder cuff tear which I helped heal with the Blood Type Diet. I will get back to that diet again someday!! I am O Neg Blood type.

Thanks for the reminder!!

####Blessed####


anonymous 4 years ago

ab


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Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States Level 6 Commenter

This is a great lens! I love the links! I had no idea that anyone had tryed to link personality traits to blood type. That is pretty cool. I always love the fun things like that but now I want to change my blood type. I want to be an A.


anonymous 4 years ago

i'm ab- too :)


anonymous 4 years ago

My blood type is AB too and this diet seems really interesting, i hope to give it a try sometime soon...


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AlisonMeacham 4 years ago

An interesting lens. I am A negative. I liked that personality type idea too.


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CrossCreations 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Level 1 Commenter

Looking toward blood type regarding food allergies makes complete sense, especially when very rare! Common O neg here has no excuse. Amen.


anonymous 4 years ago

Hmm I'm AB type too and also a girl. It's true, the problem with the meat. You see, when I was little, due to lack of common knowledge of blood type diets, my family doctor told my mom to feed me meat. I completely rejected it, yet they starved me until i ate it. It was a complete disaster, I almost died from allergies, but they still fed me meat , while keeping me on pills and injections. Today I almost faint if I see a needle x.x' My body became completely messed up over the years. I gained weight because of the meat and heavy family meals, after which a lot of pressure was put on me. Dad even advised me to go to sleep hungry to lose weight and forced me through heavy physical exercise. I was so exhausted and stressed for years. This problem even got me further from my family. I couldn;t connect with them anymore and I was unhappy. I've been going to doctors all my life and nothing worked. No diet worked, I couldn;t understand why even though I was eating so little and felt so weak, I'd still gain weight. But..one day i got caught in the Japanese culture. I've always loved art so manga and anime soon became part of my life. Then I started watching drama too. I remember it was this drama in which the characters didn;t know how to make conversation. and the girl asked the guy " what's ur bloodtype" he said "AB". Since it is the most mysterious blood , she didn;t know what else to say. Soon after I took some bloodtests and discovered my bloodtype is AB. And it was kind of fascinating, reading about it and all. Now I'm still losing weight and living healthy because of that awesome discovery. I'm so grateful for knowing what to do now. You know, at some point ur saying that no one understands you. Well..no one understands me 100% either. People of other types are used to think that if u live a lot with someone u can learn about them and they might become predictable. That's wrong in our case. Let me give u and example: I love art as I've said before so yesterday in university I got this 2D animation project to do.And this classmate of mine kept saying i'm no good, because I'm always slacking and stuff, and that she knows I'd do it on the last day. She actually stepped on a landmine lol. I told her it's a different thing, this animation project. What interests me is completely different from other things and it's of utmost importance. Now I'm working night and day for it. She's still in shock XD. U see...changes are fun. Now being known easily by people is a great advantage. But on the other hand it's a responsibility...or more like...it reminds me of this anime Neo Angelique Abyss. A guy said "Noblesse Oblige...having a gift and not using it when needed can actually be a sin" It's true that no one can learn about us 100%, but we can learn about others. our chameleon like nature can make us get along with everyone. I'm making use of this skill and training it. You might save someone one day using the gifts you have. Training oneself is important. That's why I consider this blood type an opportunity and a blessing and I'm going to try my best to make life interesting and people I like feel better. Anyway, I like your article. Thanks, I had fun.


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JuneMary LM 4 years ago

Mine is A Rh D positive, whatever that means.

I had it tested so I could look into this question of health being affected but I didn't get round to it. This lens has reminded me that I should take a look!.

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OhMe 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC Level 6 Commenter

I am 0 positive which is very common. This sure has been an interesting read. Thank you for this information.


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AuthorNormaBudden 4 years ago

I've never thought in terms of blood types affecting our personalities or diets. I'm AB+ and have no trouble eating meat whatsoever. However, I do tend to eat larger portions of vegetables than meats.

You provide some interesting links here which I intend to look into further. I'm going to add this to my faves and come back, from time to time.

By the way, angel wings are hovering near, granting you a blessing ... here.


anonymous 4 years ago

Jesus would have inherited type AB blood from His mother, because of the virgin birth, so Mary would have had AB blood as well.

Back in those days there were no blood tests prior to marriage, and Asians with type B blood, married gentile women with type A blood. Those middle eastern areas were considered Asia in those days. Since a majority of Europeans had type A blood, and many Asians had type B blood, then the mixing of type A women (gentiles) with type B men (Hebrews) created AB blood in the children. We know that some Hebrew men married gentile women, and Jesus had gentile women in his bloodline. Ruth and Tamar were gentiles. My mother had AB blood, but I have B+.


anonymous 4 years ago

I'm O positive, and am generally oh so positive--coincidence or a predisposition of my blood type, hmmmm...oh dear, now I just learned that I have sluggish blood and would feel better getting one hour of vigorous exercise daily. You know, that is very true and something I have gotten away from--indeed something to think about and make some resolutions about. I used to dance regularly and felt my best whenever I'd go back to it. Perhaps I'm getting closer to starting up again. You may have just inspired me to healthier living, thank you!

What a fascinating concept for a lens!

Also thank you for caring about Jay, your kind thoughts and prayers are treasured. He is one very unique individual.


anonymous 4 years ago

@anonymous: Shelly, I didn't know your blood type before. For that matter I don't know what mine is, I don't remember. Holley, this certainly is a neat idea for a lens and I see it is doing real well, that's good. ~ I also, am very appreciative that you are keeping Jay in your hearts thoughts as he remains in a coma. Thank you for being such a sweet-heart, always!

Susie


anonymous 4 years ago

Oh it could be the new pick up line...instead of What's your sign! Holley this is a great lens! So informative. I'm a B negative which also is not all that common in the US. Think I read once that only about 2% of the people have this blood type.

The Blood Type and Personality thing was neat...who knew? It had me dead on.


tssfacts 4 years ago

I couldn't have said it better. When I stated eating according to my "Blood Type" I started feeling better over all. Great Lens Great Job. BTW I am 0+


anonymous 4 years ago

@AuthorNormaBudden: Hmmm. I have AB blood and i always minimize meat in my diet. I never thought this has something to do with my blood type.

In fact, if i eat a lot of meet, if get problems with digestion .


totalhealth 4 years ago

interesting hub. i have AB+ from my mom who has A and my dad who has B blood types. Ilearned some interesting facts about my bloodtype.


anonymous 4 years ago

I'm a rare one... I'm an AB+ but my mother is an OO+. My father was an AB+ and my brother is a BO+. This makes me think that maybe it's not just limited to 2 alleles but a possible third. It's the only way that my case is even possible.


anonymous 4 years ago

How funny... I'm AB+, a Gemini and a vegetarian... Weird!


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luvmyludwig lm 4 years ago

My mom had this book and I have no idea what she did with it, but she felt better eating by it.

Great lens!

Hope all is well with you. :)


anonymous 4 years ago

Im AB positive. I have hard time choosing what I like. And most people dont understand me.


anonymous 4 years ago

AB+ a pisces <3 and I stay away from red meat! :)


anonymous 4 years ago

ab -


RebeccaE 4 years ago

this is a fansinating lens, and I learned a lot thanks for this.


resabi 4 years ago

Very interesting lens. I'm A neg. as is one sister; the other 2 are A +. My parents are A+ and O neg. Positively (!) Blessed.


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missbat 4 years ago

A wonderfully informative lens! I'm ashamed to say I don't know my own blood type. Need to rectify that! Great lens!


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Tarra99 4 years ago

Wow...informative...unfortunately I do not know my own blood type...but I'm pretty sure it's one of the common ones ;o) blessed & featured here: http://www.squidoo.com/100-blessings thanks for sharing!


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jimmielanley 4 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

I love this lens theme. I see it so rarely used, and it look so nice. :-)

I always thought I had AB- blood. But recently at a physical I discovered that I'm AB+. What a surprise! Can blood type CHANGE? No! So what in the world happened?


poutine 4 years ago

I have to admit that I do not know my blood type.

I should find out.


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norma-holt 4 years ago Level 4 Commenter

Nice lens on a great topic. I have featured it on Deadly Genes, thumbs up faved and liked


anonymous 3 years ago

Great lens! Sad, but I don't know my blood type. I am going to get one of those kits and find out! Thank you!


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MargoPArrowsmith 3 years ago

I don't know mine, but I know it is very common. You are doing a good thing here because this is important


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Leanne Chesser 3 years ago from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Great lens! My blood type is A negative.


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Wendy Leanne 3 years ago from Texas

My husband and I are both O+ and I have a ton of food allergies whereas my husband has none. Maybe I should read the book.


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myneverboredhands 3 years ago

I'm like you AB negative, and I'm Gemini on top of that! Very interesting topic, I love it too, I did a lot of researches about this topic too. One more interesting thing, I've read the book with the same title but by other author, and very strange that it's give me absolutely different info about AB blood type diet... like that: people who has this type can eat almost everything, including meat, without a restrictions (in another words, combining the lists of diets of both A type and B type of blood), which were really logical to me before I've read your lens... Now I'm confused.


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straw-hut 3 years ago

My name is Pam and I too homeschooled my 20 year old daughter all the way through school. The really unusual thing is (the reason I decided to make a comment on your lens) is that I also am an AB negative blood type. I found out 20 years ago when pregnant with my daughter and the doctor said I had the rare blood type. I must have had a look of fear on my face because he said "it isn't good or bad, it just is your blood type"


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Ellen Mitchell 3 years ago

My blood type is A and I've been choosing my food according to the Eat Right 4 Your Type book for several years. I have much more energy and avoid common illnesses or ailments that used to get me down under the weather several times a year. There is definitely truth in all of this.


goatlover_and_pescetarian 3 years ago

im A-. i think you should put in a poll module for asking peeps this!


goatlover_and_pescetarian 3 years ago

im A-. i think you should put in a poll module for asking peeps this!


goatlover_and_pescetarian 3 years ago

@Leanne Chesser: yay same!


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jvsper63 3 years ago

A+ But my Kids are AB+ B+ A+ and B+ no neg. Me X must have been a B+ or AB I think Nice interesting lens..Joni


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LabKittyDesign 3 years ago

Don't know our blood type ("red" we think), but did you know in Japan they have blood type horoscopes? Check it out:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_types_in_Japane...

Enjoy!


MaggiePowell 3 years ago

AB- ... made it interesting when I was pregnant, as my husband is O+. Got to have a few extra injections to keep the kids safe.


promotional-coupons-codes 3 years ago

I'm B+ and thank God my husband is also B+


miaponzo 3 years ago

I'm B+ :) Thanks to labkitty, too, for the "red" comment (you really made me laugh!)


anonymous 3 years ago

I had never realised that you need to eat right for your blood type! I need to look into this more.


chrispell017 3 years ago

nice lens! just learned about blood types in my biology class today lol.


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Akitajitsu 3 years ago from California

AB- here too. I'll have to check out the eating for your blood type book.


anonymous 3 years ago

im ab negitave blood type lolz but ur wrong bout the meat thing cuzz i love meat although i do eat a lot a vegetables as well


masunyoananda 3 years ago

Am B+.........nice lens.........


anonymous 3 years ago

AB- for me!


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sushilkin lm 3 years ago

AB+ for Me.. Thanks for sharing


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Diana Wenzel 3 years ago from Colorado Level 6 Commenter

I'm 0+. Very interesting lens. Now I'm wondering what I should be eating. I love when a lens makes me want to know more. :-)


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akumar46 lm 3 years ago

Mine is AB+ .


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Sana139 3 years ago

Mine is O+.Good lens.


Rajkumarsingh 3 years ago

Mine is A+ Good lens


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NanLT 3 years ago from London, UK

O neg here.


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cocktailsexaminer 3 years ago

I'm AB- too!


anonymous 3 years ago

AB- here!


anonymous 3 years ago

@Sana139: I'm O+ too. (lol)


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KarenTBTEN 3 years ago

I don't remember what my blood type is. I do have reason to believe that metabolic regularities can cause a lot of things; they can be very subtle and hard to identify, even if, eventually, you catch a trail of bread crumbs extending back across your life. I've learned some about mine. To what extent they correlate with blood type... I don't know. I don't think I have an uncommon one.


anonymous 3 years ago

I'm a Canuck & my Red Cross donor card says I am RH Negative; Group A Type ABO. I can only have crossmatch transfusions, if needed & have had a number, or plasma. Weird!!! LOL Can't find a lot of info on it,


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kingsrookie lm 3 years ago

O positive here!


anonymous 3 years ago

@kingsrookie lm: Ditto that!


squidoolover76 3 years ago

yes its true that AB negative is very rare.The Negative Rh factor impacts a lot.Thanks for the beautiful lens.


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cheech1981 3 years ago

i wouldn't be surprised if blood type was related to personality. maybe it's the old psych major in me but i think the relationship is more likely to be that blood type is related to both your genes and your personality, not necessarily that blood type affects your personality. :) maybe it is your genetic makeup that really "determines" both (with the caveat that environment shapes your personality too, but of course not your blood type haha). thanks for the interesting lens...definitely a different one!


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kateloving 3 years ago from Lancaster PA Level 1 Commenter

I am O neg--And I believe in the Blood Type diet!! ****Blessed****


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Tagsforkids 3 years ago

I'm B positive. I remember it because that's what I try to do!


anonymous 3 years ago

Love reading your lens. And yes, AB negative is very rare.


NaturalVamp 3 years ago

AB is very rare dahling and very tasty. Thanks for revealing that fact.


anonymous 3 years ago

I am AB (Rh -)

Regards from Estonia... :)


anonymous 3 years ago

@anonymous: Hello Aare, I too am AB (Rh-) from the Philippines.


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Lemming13 3 years ago

My daughter is AB positive, though I and my son are both A negative and their dad was O negative. Anyone know how that happened? No chance of any hospital mixups, she's the spitting image of me!


anonymous 3 years ago

I am afro- carribbean, which would make me african descend and I am also Ab- so far it is true that AB- people are healthier as vegans, I use to be a vegan and felt 200O% better than I do now. I am slowly going back into the vegan lifestyle, so yea for me


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oxfordian 3 years ago

I have O-Neg, the universal donor and I used to go down to the Red Cross near my home in california every 6 weeks to give blood. After I moved to go to WV to go to graduate school, I got out of the habit. I recently moved to GA (my final move to my "happily-ever-after home) and your lens has inspired me to call the Red Cross and get back to donating regularly again! Thanks.


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Holley Web 3 years ago Hub Author

@oxfordian: That is so cool! Welcome to GA, my home also :)


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Holley Web 3 years ago Hub Author

@Lemming13: You know, odd things happen as my mom has 0+ and my dad is B+. Only my grandfather on my mom's side was AB-. He was gone a few years before I was born.


wetravel4less 2 years ago

I am O positive group and i decided some time ago to read up on all groups and how it all begun., it is very interesting and whateach group is based on. i happen to be the O group which is the first group to ever exist. it was based on wild fruits, and red meat, so our systems ae more acid. great lens and good info. keep up the nice job


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Iain84 2 years ago

Interesting lens. I'm A- but I doubt half the people I know have a clue what type they are!


anonymous 2 years ago

I am RH- and AB-...its a small world for us few, good to know there are others out there on the web...still trying to figure out the mystery


anonymous 2 years ago

Im ab- and looking for a site that delves deeper into geographical study based on blood type. Any links would be greatly appreciated and I am what's known astrologically as a double Gemini so good luck figuring this mess out lol I would like to know more about the origin and expansion of types across the globe. I'm also looking into dna testing to see about my own evolutionary cycle so if anyone knows about that please share!


anonymous 2 years ago

Wow it really is true. Blood type affects one's personality and I don't know who wrote this article but I am also a Gemini and an AB type. No one understands me either :)


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krakensquid 2 years ago

Fascinating lens! Here comes its 111st squidlike ;D


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sherridan 2 years ago

I am A+, not very special but it sounds impressive!


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: must be the split personality :P


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Julia Morais 2 years ago

I've A +ve blood type. Don't think it has any effect on my personality though.


anonymous 2 years ago

I am an AB negative, just like you :)


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makeupbrush 2 years ago

AB blood type and Gemini - Me too! A recent study said AB blood type people have a higher risk of heart disease. Given the kind of personality I have, I am not surprised!


happynutritionist 2 years ago

This subject has always interested me...the book is so interesting. I have 0- blood, the kind everyone wants, but do not feel well after giving blood even if I drink juice etc....I have to work on why that is as it is a great gift to be able to offer. I did give it when my Mom had leukemia and on a few other occasions, and used to get regular calls asking me to come in.


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darciefrench lm 2 years ago

Type O - regular joe :)


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intermarks 2 years ago

Mine is also AB, but Rh-positive. I do think that no matter what is your blood type, we all should help each other by donating our blood to people who need it.


anonymous 2 years ago

AB negative


anonymous 2 years ago

AB - average.


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Sylvestermouse 2 years ago from United States Level 6 Commenter

Just to show you how mixed up I am: !yad drawkcab yppah

This actually has nothing to do with my blood type. Just my mental state :) Happy Backwards Day!


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purpleclouds 2 years ago

I'm also AB, but with positive Rh factor :) great lens.


anonymous 2 years ago

Mine is AB negative, with a AC genotype. I think that is rearn truly enigmatic


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Scarlettohairy 2 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. Level 3 Commenter

I'm B+. I've looked into the Type Diet and I would have to eat all sorts of game meat and stuff I don't like. Weird. It might work, but I'm not going to try it.


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anupma lm 2 years ago

I m B-. Informative lense.


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Elyn MacInnis 2 years ago from Shanghai, China Level 2 Commenter

I am B - they say this change in the blood type began in Mongolia. But I just look like a regular American. Perhaps my B blood makes me happier in China, where many many people have B blood type?


SquirrelWhispers 2 years ago

Great article about AB blood type


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viscri8 2 years ago

My blood type is AB. I blessed this lens.


VillaDejaBlue 2 years ago

Nice lens.


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allenwebstarme 2 years ago

I never knew blood type also determines our personality, thanks for sharing such information. Nice lens.


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iPadGeek 2 years ago

Interesting lens :) I have an A positive. So not much to write about ;)


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sousababy 2 years ago

My father was AB negative too. He donated blood most of his life. One time, he was called by the Red Cross to help a young man who was in a horrible car accident. The Red Cross called all 8 who were registered within the entire city (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) that had this rare blood type.

The weather was really bad and some folks were far from the hospital. The Red Cross staff later told my dad, 'We were expecting maybe one or two people to show up.' But you know what . . all 8 showed up during that winter storm to donate their AB- blood.

Oh, I am O negative. (And I say 'Oh' quite a bit. I checked out the personality traits for mine and my co-workers said, 'Yeah, that is you.')

Take good care,

Rose


brynimagire 2 years ago

Nice blood tips ! Thanks.


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TTMall 2 years ago

Great Lens with great resources!


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LNAngel 2 years ago from Florida

This is very interesting. I DO know my blood type: A-. I actually thought I was O until I got pregnant and they did the Rh test. Baby and I are both A-!


grega85 2 years ago

I am not sure. I think it is O.


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dahlia369 2 years ago

This is the first time I came across the blood type diet lens, thank you for sharing! :)


fish-oil-expert 2 years ago

I'm actually an AB+, almost the universal recipient. I used to believe in D'Adamo, until he came out wit the Genotype diet and changed everything. Can't say I really trust him now. :(


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M Schaut 2 years ago

Been so long that I can't remember.


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KimGiancaterino 2 years ago from California

I'm A Positive. I'm also a big fan of the "Eat Right for Your Type" books and have given them to many friends with health issues.


I-Love-Lucy 2 years ago

I'm pretty sure my blood type is red ;)


oiloflife 2 years ago

Very nice lens! You gave a lot of good information here that should help everyone. Thanks for sharing!


getwellsoon 2 years ago

Great lens! I have O- blood type and I agree with the eat right for your blood type book. Everything I naturally like and eat is what is good for my blood type.


anonymous 2 years ago

I am AB Rh negative..................


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avigarret 2 years ago

You've managed to make bloodtype, a subject I never considered interesting to be fascinating, bravo :)


Katwoman55 2 years ago

hi. Well written and congrats on becoming a new angel!! I have a daughter who is AS positive, so how do I find out more about what it affects? Thanks so much for a great article! Kat


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cynthiannleighton 2 years ago

Yep! Nice lens - thanks!


MyKitchen 2 years ago

Very interesting info about blood groups here, I enjoyed it.


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: Me too! My antibody(ies) are Anti-D and Anti-C

Both our sons are A-


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UKGhostwriter 2 years ago

I only know mine is red ...sadly!


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WriterJanis2 2 years ago Level 5 Commenter

Not at all. It's important to know your blood type.


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tomazg 2 years ago

My blood type is AB rh negative. Thanks for the information on blood groups.


pawpaw911 2 years ago

Interesting. Important to know. We typed our blood in High School Biology class. Never forgot it.......B+


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Kara Hara 2 years ago

Thanks for the interesting lens. My blood type is B+


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Virginia Allum LM 2 years ago

O positive


anonymous 2 years ago

AB negative << I'm rare ;)


Bartukas 2 years ago

I don't really know my blood type couse i am pretty young but i want to say thanks great and very interesting lens page :)


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: Me 2 AIR FIVE!!!!!!!!!!


anonymous 2 years ago

AB- here too. There are just too many similarities to mention.


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Othercatt 2 years ago

I'm A+ just like my mom.


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Michey LM 2 years ago Level 1 Commenter

Hi! My blood type is A+, how much influence me I don't know...


anonymous 2 years ago

AB+


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bossypants 2 years ago from America's Dairyland

Haha! (Dracula comment.) I don't know and now I think I should! I'd never thought about the influence it might have on food and personality. Very interesting lens!


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BarbRad 2 years ago from Templeton, CA Level 3 Commenter

I'm an A and my husband is an O. We both started trying to eat for our types about three weeks ago. I am losing weight, and I feel better most of the time, but it took about a week for my body to adjust. It's made cooking around here interesting since few of the foods on our lists our mutually beneficial.


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CruiseReady 2 years ago from East Central Florida

I had no idea there was such a thing as a home kit to test for blood type. How cool!


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msseiboi 2 years ago

Mine is A positive....great lens


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Andrej977 LM 2 years ago

Mine blood type is beer positive :)

Thanks, nice lens!


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GL2005 2 years ago

AB+ !


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NYtoSCimjustme 2 years ago

I would have to go dig out my blood donor card to be sure.... but I think I'm A+


aishu19 2 years ago

I am a B+ ..learning our blood type is important and can save lives - even your own


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alexandradouglas 2 years ago from Florida

I am O positive.


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healthbrights 2 years ago

I an AB and I do way better with turkey than I do chicken....way better with grapefruit than I do orange....yes it does seem to mean something.


cassieann 2 years ago

I was interested in reading this lens as I am AB- and found out with my first pregnancy years ago. I was told then that it is a rare type with only 1% of the population having this blood type. Nice lens - thanks.


andrykesuma 2 years ago

i am not yet know what is my blood type


veldagtz 2 years ago

I'm an A, but don't know its positive or negative


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eccles1 2 years ago

I used to know .


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Phillyfreeze 2 years ago

The next sheduled blood donation drive is next month in my area...I will definitely ask the Phlembotomist my blood type. Very interesting and educational lens.


anonymous 2 years ago

My Dad is AB- and because it is so rare, he saved someone's life by donating when he was in the army.


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pbouwer1 2 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

Type A. We were the first vegetarians.


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darciefrench lm 2 years ago

O+ ancient meat eater - today's vegetarianism makes me anemic


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Smashbooks LM 2 years ago

A+ - my whole family is. Very interesting lens!


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oztoo lm 2 years ago

Very interesting. I'll have to find out what my blood type is.


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BunnyFabulous 2 years ago from Central Florida Level 1 Commenter

I'm O-. Universal donor, but can only receive blood from other O- people. Luckily, My mom and sis are the same type as me.


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dragonlildragon 2 years ago

very cool lense.


HolidaysDex 2 years ago

I'm B and vegetarian. Oh well...


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karMALZEKE 2 years ago Level 1 Commenter

I think I am O. Good lens!


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VspaBotanicals 2 years ago Level 2 Commenter

I am an O negative. Great lens.


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srsddn lm 2 years ago

I believe I am O+.


anonymous 2 years ago

i am ab-


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MelanieMurphyMyer 2 years ago

I am an AB Gemini as well! :)


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kopox 2 years ago

iam AB but don't remember if its - or +


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TapIn2U 24 months ago Level 4 Commenter

I'm an A+. Informative lens! Sundae ;-)


sailor_man 24 months ago

Awesome page. I loved the content and I've gave it a Squid Like. Can you return the favor on one of mine?


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Sara Dowling 24 months ago

I've always liked my type B+ (sounds like be positive)


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John Dyhouse 24 months ago from UK Level 5 Commenter

I am A neg. But I stiill read the information, interesting read and some things I did not know


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Halloween Store O 24 months ago

I am O+


shannonfarlouis 24 months ago

AB- FOR ME AND MY SON.


momsfunny 24 months ago

Thanks for sharing, I learned a lot.


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alina nicoleta92 24 months ago

Really nice lens you have here:)


anonymous 24 months ago

great lens :)


angharad 23 months ago

I'm A positive.


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ksktika 22 months ago

I'm AB


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jonathanwm 22 months ago

I am AB


xtianfriborg13 22 months ago

One word: Rare


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tedwritesstuff24 22 months ago Level 1 Commenter

Don't know but I do know my mum is an odd blood type...


dellgirl 21 months ago

Hi, Iâm back again with ~SquidAngel Blessings~ for this is very interesting and helpful information on AB Blood Types.


JoshK47 20 months ago

Very well put together! Blessed by a SquidAngel!


anonymous 20 months ago

I am AB negative, a Gemini and so conflicted! How do I develop discipline and patience.


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LeenaBK LM 18 months ago

That was quite interesting and informative. I'm B+.


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tonyaalves3 14 months ago

My husband is AB negative. Red Cross is always calling him to donate blood


carinsurancecompare 11 months ago

I never knew of this until now, and I don't even know what my blood type is.

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