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A gathering place for rh-negative folks…

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This blog is becoming a gathering place for those of us with rh-negative blood type. For the last couple of years, many of those responding appear to have African-American ethnicity. I am white, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any African ancestry. If we go back far enough,we all do.

Besides all of us sharing rh-negative blood type, we share the curiosity of why?

Thanks for sharing your ethnicity with us. It’s fascinating!

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Rh-Negative Blood Factor… An Ancient Ethnic Clue?

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I have Rh-negative blood and so do a lot of Basques. But so do other groups like Oriental Jews and Ancient Iranian Jews, as well as Berbers. It would seem that I had an ancestor belonging to one of those ethnic groups, and they eventually, in the 1600s, came to the New World. But while reading, “Atlas of the North American Indian,” by Carl Waldman, I see that researchers have found similarities in language of Native Americans as well as grave markers, in Pennsylvania and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, that resemble those of the Basque. The Basque may have come to America long before Colonialism and it’s possible that through a Native American ancestor, I’ve inherited this blood type. It is a very ancient connection and one that is intriguing, adding one more possibility to think about in that elusive history of the Rh-negative blood factor.  Suellen Ocean is the author of Secret GenealogyA How-to for Tracing Ancient Jewish Ancestry, Secret Genealogy IIUncovering the Jewish Roots of Our Christian Ancestors and Secret Genealogy III From Jewish Anglo-Saxon Tribes to New France Acadians. Available here:

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Who Came Up With Blood Types? What’s That All About?

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Ya gotta wonder about blood types. When the conversation comes up, many people get a quizzed look on their face and say, “Gee, I don’t know my blood type.”

Does blood type matter? Yes it does, especially if you have RH-negative blood factor. Rh O- negative blood type is extremely rare in China and Japan. If that is your blood type, you may consider this before deciding to vacation there, as you would have a difficult time if you needed a transfusion. And then there’s the issue of women with O-negative blood having the Rh factor. After the birth of her first child, she must have a shot of rhogam. If the baby’s father and mother have “incompatible blood types,” this shot must be taken within so many hours after her first birth, otherwise, the mother’s second child would need a blood transfusion.

Who came up with these “blood types?” It was an Austrian pathologist named Karl Landsteiner. In 1900, he discovered that there were four types of human blood and he named them. Type A, type B, type AB and type O. Landsteiner discovered that if a patient receives a transfusion from a donor with the same blood type it is safer and will save many lives. Blood banks love donors with O negative blood because it is compatible with any blood type. It is sought after for babies needing exchange and for accident victims.

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