The blood types popularly known as BLOOD GROUP is a classification of blood, based on the presence and absence of antibodies and inherited antigenic substances on the surface of red blood cells (RBCs). These antigens may be Proteins, Carbohydrates, Glycoproteins, or Glycolipids depending on the blood group system.
Blood groups are classified into two systems which are the ABO and the Rhesus.
There are eight blood groups and they are classified using two systems which are the ABO System.
The ABO system are further divided into four groups which are;
AB Group and O Group.
While the Rhesus System
is classified as Rhesus Positive (+) and Rhesus Negative (-). The two systems combine to define the following of eight different blood groups which are O-, O+, A-, A+, B-, B+, AB- and AB+.
It’s important to know your blood group in order to prevent the risk of you receiving an incompatible blood type in emergency situation, such as during a blood transfusion or during surgery or any other incident.
BLOOD GROUP AND it’s COMPATIBILITY.
Blood donors and receivers are;
O- can receive O-
O+ can receive O+, O-
A- can receive A-, O-
A+ can receive A+, A-, O+, O-
B- can receive B-, O-
B+ can receive B+, B-, O+, O-
AB- can receive AB-, B-, A-, O-
AB+ can receive AB+, AB-, B+, B-, A+, A-, O+, O-
O- is a king Blood Group meaning it’s an ideal blood for transfusion.
Note: If two different blood types are mixed, it can lead to a clumping of blood cells that can be potentially fatal.
What is ur blood group?.
If you don’t know,try visit the nearest hospital or clinic to know the group you belong to.
You don’t have to be a medical student or a medical practitioner before you know your blood group, blood group is a general knowledge which everyone need to know.