I asked my facebook friends…”What is your blood type?” Because I wanted to see the percentage of different types within my friends.
Here are the results from the Blood Type google form!! Let’s see how they match up from the worldwide frequencies.
A+ 18.5% a little lower than normal
AB+ 14.8% much higher than normal! they must be proud to share!!
Let’s see how they match up to the worldwide frequencies.
My blood type is B+!
When I found out that 25% of Asian races have this blood type… it made sense!
I am 1/2 middle eastern descent (Turkish, Lebanese, Syrian)! That’s technically in Asia. Well I guess Turkey is in Europe…
What IS a Blood Type? What does that really mean?
I get to look at red blood cells under the microscope ALMOST every day!
They are shaped like donuts…[maybe that’s why I love them!🤣] with a small membrane covering what would be the donut hole. 🍩
The outer layer of a red blood cell [RBC] is made from protein …and then stuck in that protein layer standing out like little flags
Each of these flags (antigen) says I’m “A” or “B” or “Rh”!
These antigen are made out of sugars! As early as the 37th day of life, a fetus begins to develop its blood type!!
A newborn has anywhere from 20-50% as many of these little flags 🚩or antigen on its Red Blood cells compared to an adult.
A child will have fully developed antigen by ages 2-4!!
Explaining A N T I B O D I E S is a little harder!
Antibodies are Y shaped proteins that will bind onto an antigen 🚩and this action calls to your immune system to fight the BAD CELL that it attached to.
Antibodies are typically specific to FOREIGN antigen! [except in the case of auto-immune diseases]
Since I am B+ my body makes antibodies against all of the blood types that I am NOT.
So I have antibodies against A antigen. Take a look at the chart below!
Any questions? Cause, that was a lot.
***BONUS***The Rhogam Shot is a shot full of Antibodies against the RH antigen🚩 given to RH negative women so that their bodies don’t make the antibody when exposed to the fetus’ blood through the placenta.
IF the synthetic antibodies [Rhogam shot] latch onto ALL of the fetus’ RBCs that make their way through the placenta, then the momma won’t MAKE any antibodies in vivo. Fhew! So cool! Wow! #sciencesaveslives #bloodbank#medtech #daylightdonuts