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7 Facts About Blood Groups Everyone Should Know

Every one of us knows that there is four kind of blood groups but only a few among them are aware of the basics facts related to them. There are generally four types of blood groups:
• Type A- stands for Agrarian
• Type B- stands for Bavarian
• Type O- stands for Original hunter
• Type AB- most common type among all which is often followed by a strong and healthy immune system.
Apart from these types, there are approximately 400 subcategories of these groups based on an individual’s health and lifestyle.

1) Based on the health and well-being, type of food for every blood group-
• Type A: These people are usually vegetarians and should avoid legumes, spicy foods, dehydration, and coffee.
• Type B: Usually consume dairy, mutton, fish, vegetables, tea and grains. These people should avoid alcohol, preservatives and excessive noise.
• Type O: They mostly prefer meat, fish, vegetables, and fasting. Such people should avoid dairy products, processed foods, and over-eating.
• Type AB: These people are suggested to consume almost every dish. They prefer organic, fresh raw foods and they must avoid cooked or processed meals.2) Personality variation based on the types of blood group
• Type A: These people are well-organised, possess leadership qualities, kind-hearted, and love to work with efficiency.
• Type B: Such people are flexible, sociable, enthusiastic and wistful.
• Type O: These type of people are practical, self-confident, observant and vicarious.
• Type AB: Such people possess a well-balanced life and remain calm and strong. They are also creative and comprise of innovative ideas.

3) Effect of stress on each type of blood group
• Type A: These type of people can’t handle stress usually suffer from anxiety attacks. They take time to overcome the situation. They should remain calm and peaceful and avoid hydration.
• Type B: Such people remain quiet and cool but their mood can fluctuate any moment. They should adapt breathing techniques to avoid mood swings.
• Type O: They possess inclinations towards anger and can overcome it once they visualize the reality.
• Type AB: They can stabilize anxiety and stress but can lose their temper quickly. They should perform any sort of activity to deal with it.


4) Connection between blood type and fats
 Type A: They are permitted to consume fats.
• Type B: They should avoid eating deep-fried foods and bread as it can cause harm to their health.
• Type O: Such people can easily gain weight by bringing variation in their eating habits.
• Type AB: Such people can simply gain weight by lack of physical activities.

5) Changes along with variation of Rh factor in pregnant women
The Rh factor is the most significant group in the blood system. The first one is ABO that comprises of 50 defined blood-group antigens. Other important groups are D, C, c, E, e. Based on the presence or absence of D antigen this Rh factor can be categorised into two categories: Rh positive which contains D antigen and Rh negative in which D antigen is absent.
• Haemolytic Disease- It is the breakdown of red blood cells.
• Erythroblastosis Fetalis- In this immature RBC’s are formed in the foetus.

This is usually caused due to incompatibility between father’s and mother’s blood group. It can be prevented by injecting a mother with RhoGAm or Rho (D) made from blood plasma, at 28 weeks of gestation and within 72 hours after giving birth. This avoids the growth of antibodies against the foetus from mother’s body. The injection actually carries Rh-positive blood which helps in doing so.

6) Blood Types and Transfusions
• Type A: Can receive blood from type A and O and can donate blood to type A or AB.
• Type B: Can receive blood from type B or O and can donate blood to type B or AB.
• Type O: Can receive blood from only type O and can donate blood to all type of blood groups.
• Type AB: Can receive blood from all type of blood groups but can donate blood only to type AB.
Universal donors: Type O, Rh D negative blood type.
Universal Recipients: Type AB, Rh D positive.

7) Plasma Compatibility
• Type A: Can receive plasma from type A and AB but can only denote to type A and O.
• Type B: Can receive plasma from type B and AB but can only denote to type B and O.
• Type O: It is a universal plasma receive but can donate only to type O.
• Type AB: It is a universal plasma donor but can receive only from type AB.


Written by How Africa

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