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Post by opuntia » Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:14 pm

Does the person who donates a heart has to have the same blood group as the recipient?
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Post by biostudent84 » Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:59 pm

Yes. There are fourteen different blood types. To transfuse blood, both the ABO and the RH factors need to match (A+ can give to A+ patients). To transplant a heart, all fourteen blood types need to match, rather than just the two.

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:10 pm

@Kyle
What exactly causes the subgroups? I mean what causes the difference between A1+ and A2+?
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Post by victor » Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:53 am

Whoa...fourteen?that's many...could you explain one by one??I never find it in my bio book also...
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Post by Poison » Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:42 pm

Kyle will not be happy about this but I want to know about them too. :)
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Post by victor » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:34 am

Haha..you're same with me Ozge... :lol: Hey, maybe if Kyle read your post, he will ask us to find it by ourselves by giving the weblink only... :lol:
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