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Universal Recipient

Pertaining to the compatability between donors and recipients of blood and their respective blood types. Donors with an O blood type are said to be universal donors, because their blood will not react with A or B antigens in the AB A and B blood groupds. The rule of thumb with blood transfusion is that A groups cannot be mixed with B groups.


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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... think there is no point in discussing the overwhelming evidence for an universal common ancestor (LUA). The issue I would like to address is the ... is, that if genes can be transferred between any two species and the recipient can harness the benefits of the transferred genes so easily, we ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... away these difficulties. So is the hypothesis of decent from a common universal ancester correct? Well it can only be regarded as correct if it ... organism, what stages of transfer would be required from both donor and recipient. You are a biologist so you should have no difficulty in explaining ...

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by scottie
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Views: 907285

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... would demonstrate the Darwinisn mechanism of common decent, and the universal tree of life would be vindicated. However these molecular comparisons ... for small gene families the distinction between gene-transfer donor and recipient often is not possible. The identification of donors and recipients ...

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by scottie
Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Blood donors and receipients

... from 'rejection' of the blood whereby antibodies in the blood of the recipient attack the new blood cells and kill them before they become useful. Hence O-type (with no receptors) are the universal donors because no antibodies can bind to them. However they can only receive ...

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by Babybel56
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blood donors and receipients
Replies: 3
Views: 2724

Why O blood can transfuse to A blood?

... make sure that the blood they transfuse will not cause problems in the recipient. This is also why, in the absence of blood type screening, the ... problems (and also why O Rh negative people are referred to as "universal donors" and type AB Rh positive people are referred to as ...

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by kiekyon
Mon May 08, 2006 7:29 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why O blood can transfuse to A blood?
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