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Blood Type Health

This potentially life-saving information can be critical in a medical emergency or disaster crisis when immediate blood is needed.

This potentially life-saving information can be critical in a medical emergency or disaster crisis when immediate blood transfusion or replacement is required.

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Do you know your blood type?

At Complete Care Clinic, we determine your blood type using a simple finger-prick test, which uses the basic forward antibody method of blood hematology to easily and quickly provide the patient with their blood type (A, AB, B or O) and rhesus factor (Rh negative or Rh positive) in a few minutes.

The Blood Types

Your blood type is determined by what kind of antigens your red blood cells have on their surface. Antigens are substances that help your body differentiate between its own cells and foreign, potentially dangerous ones. If your body thinks an incoming cell or protein is foreign, it will begin to destroy it, causing swelling and other immune reactions.

The ABO blood typing system groups your blood into one of four categories:

  • Type A has the A antigen
  • Type B has the B antigen
  • Type AB has both A and B antigens
  • Type O has neither A nor B antigens

Why you should know your blood type:

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Improving Your Diet

Enjoying the foods and drinks based on your blood type could make you healthier! The foods you eat are either medicinal (good), neutral or cause bad reactions, depending on how they react with your immune system.

For example, the Type O person is advised to have a high-protein diet with lean meats and less carbohydrates. Type A is encouraged to eat meat-free and focus on fruits, vegetables, and beans. Type B people become healthier by eating turkey and lamb instead of chicken or shellfish(!) Both type O and A have reactions to yeast and moldy environments. These are just a few examples – explore our Sources below for more information.

The food lists based the blood types have been determined by extensive investigations in the 1950’s, but were not taught in the medical schools.

Our patients have shown that this personalized diet has had a huge impact on one’s health, particularly with weight loss, energy boosting, and clear thinking!

Medical Emergencies

Doctors need to know what blood type you have for treating severe anemia, or in order to prevent the risk of giving you an incompatible blood type during surgery. Getting a blood transfusion with an incompatible blood type can cause a severe allergic reaction, can cause your blood cells to clump together and prevent blood flow to vital organs, which can be life-threatening. In almost all cases, hospitals will run a comprehensive blood typing test first.

In the case of an emergency, a blood transfusion of the universal donor blood type O-negative, may be done. However, for some circumstances, the exact blood type may be needed for transfusion. It’s always good to be able to tell them what your blood type is, even if they will test it to be sure.

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In pregnant women, it is important to know whether their blood is Rh-positive or negative. If a pregnant woman and her baby do not have the same Rh blood type (positive or negative), Rh-incompatibility may occur. Rh-incompatibility can make the pregnant woman’s body respond as if it were allergic to the baby. This is called hemolytic disease or hemolytic anemia, and it can be very serious for the baby. An injection of a particular blood product can prevent this from happening.


There is a constant need for blood donations. Sometimes certain blood types will be called out to the public to donate if possible due to an emergency or low supply. It’s important to know your blood type so you can donate for that particular need! People with type O-negative are universal blood donors, meaning they can give blood to any blood type. Blood type AB negative is always needed in stock. Whether you’re O-negative or another blood type, each is needed. Also, having a blood type test done is the first step to becoming a bone marrow donor, which could save someone’s life as well. You can donate your blood for storage for receiving your own transfusion, if you are planning a major surgery in the near future.

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Predicting Disease Risks

Not all of the results are conclusive, but studies have shown that some blood types have slightly higher risks of certain diseases. Type AB, A, and B have increased risks for blood clots. Studies have shown that these blood types were 40% more at risk of having deep-vein thrombosis, blood clots in the lower legs that can be dangerous. Type AB, A, and B also have increased risks for heart disease. Type A has an increased risk of stomach cancer, but also, a higher rate of fertility. Type AB and B have higher risk for pancreatic cancer and type O has the lowest stroke risk. The results of some of these studies are preliminary, and of course there are more risk factors like high blood pressure, weight, diet, and so on. Regardless, it’s good to be in the know, and it gives you an incentive to control the other risk factors.


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