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22nd May '16 7:50:49 PM PaulA
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*** Also theorized in ''Literature/AnnoDracula''.
* ''{{Everworld}}'' uses this trope correctly when the main characters have to give an emergency blood transfusion to Galahad. April volunteers because she's O-, the universal donor.

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*** ** Also theorized in ''Literature/AnnoDracula''.
* ''{{Everworld}}'' In ''Literature/DraculaChaChaCha'' by Creator/KimNewman, the vampire [[Series/HancocksHalfHour Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock]] boasts that he can only ''drink'' AB-.
* ''Literature/{{Everworld}}''
uses this trope correctly when the main characters have to give an emergency blood transfusion to Galahad. April volunteers because she's O-, the universal donor.



* The ''HancocksHalfHour'' episode "The Blood Donor" is an iconic piece of British comedy. The Hancock character is nervous about giving blood at first but changes his mind when he discovers that his blood is AB- (although at one point the doctor tells him he is rhesus ''positive'', causing him to remark "Rhesus? They're monkeys, aren't they?"). On returning home he pesters the hospital to make sure his blood is given to "the right sort of person", but then [[spoiler:he injures himself, is rushed back to hospital and is given a transfusion of the blood he has just donated. HereWeGoAgain.]]
** This is really TruthInTelevision given that the Rh factor is indeed named after the Rhesus monkey in which it was first discovered.
** In ''Literature/DraculaChaChaCha'' by Creator/KimNewman, the vampire Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock boasts that he can only ''drink'' AB-.

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* The ''HancocksHalfHour'' ''Series/HancocksHalfHour'' episode "The Blood Donor" is an iconic piece of British comedy. The Hancock character is nervous about giving blood at first but changes his mind when he discovers that his blood is AB- (although at one point the doctor tells him he is rhesus ''positive'', causing him to remark "Rhesus? They're monkeys, aren't they?"). This is really TruthInTelevision given that the Rh factor is indeed named after the Rhesus monkey in which it was first discovered. On returning home he pesters the hospital to make sure his blood is given to "the right sort of person", but then [[spoiler:he injures himself, is rushed back to hospital and is given a transfusion of the blood he has just donated. HereWeGoAgain.]]
** This is really TruthInTelevision given that the Rh factor is indeed named after the Rhesus monkey in which it was first discovered.
** In ''Literature/DraculaChaChaCha'' by Creator/KimNewman, the vampire Anthony Aloysius St John Hancock boasts that he can only ''drink'' AB-.
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11th May '16 2:10:49 PM erforce
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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', they mentioned that Sarah had O- blood but John had AB- blood; this would mean that she couldn't possibly be his mother, barring vanishingly rare situations like mutation or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hh_antigen_system Bombay blood type]][[note]] For the record, type O is recessive, and Sarah is therefore by necessity homozygous for O. Johny could be AO (type A) or BO (type B), but type AB is not possible[[/note]]. Sarah being unable to give blood to the AB- Derek Reese despite being a universal donor is correct due to compatibility for plasma being reversed compared to blood cells -- someone with type O is the least useful donor because their plasma could contain antibodies against non-O blood types.

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* In ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', they mentioned that Sarah had O- blood but John had AB- blood; this would mean that she couldn't possibly be his mother, barring vanishingly rare situations like mutation or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hh_antigen_system Bombay blood type]][[note]] For the record, type O is recessive, and Sarah is therefore by necessity homozygous for O. Johny could be AO (type A) or BO (type B), but type AB is not possible[[/note]]. Sarah being unable to give blood to the AB- Derek Reese despite being a universal donor is correct due to compatibility for plasma being reversed compared to blood cells -- someone with type O is the least useful donor because their plasma could contain antibodies against non-O blood types.
1st May '16 4:45:47 PM TVRulezAgain
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* In ''{{Victorious}}'', Robbie is about to have a surgery, but needs O- blood. Tori is the only one of their friends who has this blood type, but is about to star in a play. After Tori donates a pint of blood, the doctors end up losing it, and after donating another pint, Robbie ends up dropping it on the floor, forcing her to donate a third pint. Tori then becomes weak and disoriented during the play.

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* In ''{{Victorious}}'', ''Series/{{Victorious}}'', Robbie is about to have a surgery, but needs O- blood. Tori is the only one of their friends who has this blood type, but is about to star in a play. After Tori donates a pint of blood, the doctors end up losing it, and after donating another pint, Robbie ends up dropping it on the floor, forcing her to donate a third pint. Tori then becomes weak and disoriented during the play.
20th Apr '16 9:12:38 AM Piando
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* In BreakingDawn The Cullens keep a refrigerator full of blood in their house. Naturally it's the very rare O-.
* Is a plot point in a NancyDrew file.

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* In BreakingDawn [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Breaking Dawn]] The Cullens keep a refrigerator full of blood in their house. Naturally it's the very rare O-.
* Is a plot point in a NancyDrew Literature/NancyDrew file.
18th Apr '16 5:51:56 AM mickey211
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* Another blend of this with CriticalResearchFailure appeared on ''Series/{{Law and Order SVU}}'', when a comatose woman's mysterious pregnancy is under investigation. Her blood type is A and the fetus's is AB, so the investigators conclude that its father ''must'' be type B ... even though a type AB father would also have a 50/50 chance of passing the B trait on to his child. Particularly deserving of a You Fail Genetics Forever is Huang, who agrees that the father's type must be B despite his own medical training.

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* Another blend of this with CriticalResearchFailure appeared on ''Series/{{Law and Order SVU}}'', when a comatose woman's mysterious pregnancy is under investigation. Her blood type is A and the fetus's is AB, so the investigators conclude that its father ''must'' be type B ... even though a type AB father would also have a 50/50 chance of passing the B trait on to his child. Particularly deserving of a You Fail Genetics Forever YouFailGeneticsForever is Huang, who agrees that the father's type must be B despite his own medical training.
24th Mar '16 7:35:25 PM Bissek
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* ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' has a slightly justified example in the first season finale when [[spoiler: Evan is caught in an explosion at Meat Cute]]. He has O Negative blood, which can only receive itself in transfusions, and the hospital is in short supply (TruthInTelevision, as O Negative is the universal donor and is used quite often). Since he needs a transusion immediately, the only option available at the moment is [[spoiler: his sister, Liv. She refuses, however, because she's also a zombie and doesn't want to infect him.]]

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* ''Series/{{iZombie}}'' has a slightly justified example in the first season finale when [[spoiler: Evan is caught in an explosion at Meat Cute]]. He has O Negative blood, which can only receive itself in transfusions, and the hospital is in short supply (TruthInTelevision, as O Negative is the universal donor and is used quite often). Since he needs a transusion transfusion immediately, the only option available at the moment is [[spoiler: his sister, Liv. She refuses, however, because she's also a zombie and doesn't want to infect him.]]




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* In the present day scene at the end of one episode of ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'' (Which took place in a hospital waiting room), a doctor comes out and asks if anyone present has a certain blood type, as they're running low and there's a kid with that blood type who needs immediate surgery. The person who Indy had been telling part of his life story to over the course of the episode volunteers to donate.
11th Mar '16 5:04:48 AM Bissek
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Blood in fiction really comes in only two types: universal donor (O-, rare) and special needs (common), so that blood banks are overtaxed whenever the plot requires. Specifically, type O is considered to be a universal donor type. In reality, even the rarest blood type isn't all that hard to find a match for. In ideal medical conditions, doctors do prefer to match blood type as exactly as possible, especially when doing organ transplants to reduce the risk of rejection, but in a life-or-death situation - which is the only situation this trope would find worthwhile - any compatible blood type will do. The situation of needing rare blood types is an actual problem that happens in medicine, but usually deals with other red cell antigens, most of which are rarely mentioned outside the blood banking community.

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Blood in fiction really comes in only two types: universal donor (O-, rare) and special needs (common), so that blood banks are overtaxed whenever the plot requires. Specifically, type O is considered to be a universal donor type. In reality, even the rarest blood type isn't all that hard to find a match for.for (AB-, the rarest type, is found in roughly 1% of people, but people with it are compatible with blood from roughly 1/6th of humanity. O-, the universal donor, can be found in 5-10% of humanity). In ideal medical conditions, doctors do prefer to match blood type as exactly as possible, especially when doing organ transplants to reduce the risk of rejection, but in a life-or-death situation - which is the only situation this trope would find worthwhile - any compatible blood type will do. The situation of needing rare blood types is an actual problem that happens in medicine, but usually deals with other red cell antigens, most of which are rarely mentioned outside the blood banking community.
2nd Mar '16 4:39:14 PM nombretomado
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*** Which seems to be based on ''Archie Gives Blood'', a season one episode of ''AllInTheFamily'' where Archie donates blood, and is concerned the recipient will not be Caucasian, because [[ArtisticLicenseBiology he believes blood can only be given to a recipient of the same race as the donor.]]

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*** Which seems to be based on ''Archie Gives Blood'', a season one episode of ''AllInTheFamily'' ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' where Archie donates blood, and is concerned the recipient will not be Caucasian, because [[ArtisticLicenseBiology he believes blood can only be given to a recipient of the same race as the donor.]]
20th Feb '16 9:05:02 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the first ''Anime/VampirePrincessMiyu'' OAV, [[spoiler: both Aiko and her parents]] are implied to have Bombay Blood. This turns out to be vital to the plot: [[spoiler: they're injured in an accident, there's no B-Blood handy in the hospital, and the fatally injured parents [[HeroicSacrifice give their blood to Aiko]] so she will live. But she gets [[DespairEvenHorizon so broken by the ordeal]] that she makes a DealWithTheDevil with a vampire-like Shinma, kickstarting the plot...]]

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* In the first ''Anime/VampirePrincessMiyu'' OAV, [[spoiler: both Aiko and her parents]] are implied to to have Bombay Blood. a "rare blood type". This turns out to be vital to the plot: [[spoiler: they're injured in an accident, there's no B-Blood handy blood of their type in the hospital, and the fatally injured parents ask the treating doctor to [[HeroicSacrifice give their blood to Aiko]] so she will live. But she poor Aiko gets [[DespairEvenHorizon [[DespairEventHorizon so broken by the ordeal]] that she makes a DealWithTheDevil with a vampire-like Shinma, kickstarting the plot...plot of said OAV...]]
20th Feb '16 8:59:03 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* One of Ban and Ginji's jobs in ''Anime/GetBackers'' is getting a dose of Bombay Blood for an IllGirl named Yumiko. Too bad [[PsychoforHire Akabane]] is the one who has the handiest blood bags...
* In the first ''Anime/VampirePrincessMiyu'' OAV, [[spoiler: both Aiko and her parents]] are implied to have Bombay Blood. This turns out to be vital to the plot: [[spoiler: they're injured in an accident, there's no B-Blood handy in the hospital, and the fatally injured parents [[HeroicSacrifice give their blood to Aiko]] so she will live. But she gets [[DespairEvenHorizon so broken by the ordeal]] that she makes a DealWithTheDevil with a vampire-like Shinma, kickstarting the plot...]]
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