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20th Apr '17 9:07:52 AM FF32
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'' reveals Rise Kujikawa has type AB blood. The inverse side of this trope is also Lampshaded, as the groups note the strangeness of neither the Persona 3 or 4 case having any girl with type A blood, the most common type in Japan.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona Q}}'' ''VideoGame/PersonaQShadowOfTheLabyrinth'' reveals Rise Kujikawa has type AB blood. The inverse side of this trope is also Lampshaded, as the groups note the strangeness of neither the Persona 3 or 4 case having any girl with type A blood, the most common type in Japan.
13th Apr '17 8:52:49 AM Phonyyx
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* ''Series/{{The Flash}}'' plays with this in the episode Trajectory. Jesse needs an emergency blood transfusion but she has the blood type PZ-negative. Justified as she is not from this earth, she's from a different dimension, Earth-2. Luckily her father is a match.
5th Apr '17 5:32:28 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the first ''Anime/VampirePrincessMiyu'' OAV, [[spoiler: both Aiko and her parents]] are implied to to have a "rare blood type". This turns out to be vital to the plot: [[spoiler: they're injured in an accident, there's no 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 poor Aiko gets [[DespairEventHorizon so broken by the ordeal]] that she makes a DealWithTheDevil with a vampire-like Shinma, kickstarting the plot of said OAV...]]

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* In the first ''Anime/VampirePrincessMiyu'' OAV, [[spoiler: both Aiko and her parents]] are implied to stated to have a "rare blood type". This turns out to be vital to the plot: [[spoiler: they're injured in an accident, there's no blood of their type in the hospital, and the fatally injured parents ask beg the treating doctor to [[HeroicSacrifice give their blood to Aiko]] so she will live. But poor While Aiko does survive, she gets [[DespairEventHorizon so broken by the ordeal]] that she becomes a CreepyChild and makes a DealWithTheDevil with a vampire-like Shinma, kickstarting the plot of said OAV...]]
5th Mar '17 6:26:26 AM manofwarb
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* Plaid straight in the South Indian "sandalwood" film Doctor Krishna. The eponymous protagonist ex and her new husband are victims of a road accident. While Dr. Krishna's ex only has minor lacerations, her husband is in critical condition and needs AB Negative blood. Dr. Krishna is type AB- and agrees to donate. He doesn't realize that his patient needs ''three liters'' of blood just to survive. The transfusion comes dangerously close to killing him.
17th Feb '17 5:15:27 PM BigKlingy
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* Futaba Sakura in ''VideoGame/Persona5'' is AB-, which is especially notable as RH- is so rare in Japan that most works don't even list positive/negative distinction in blood types. Somewhat-fittingly, her Persona is a UFO (based on the works of Creator/HPLovecraft at that) and she's a very eccentric {{Hikikomori}}.
1st Dec '16 9:50:39 PM lucy24
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* In ''Series/DeGrassi'', Holly J. only learns that she is adopted after discovering that she is type B, while both her parents are AB. She says--incorrectly--that children tend to have the same blood type as their parents, and Revelations Ensue. In fact there is absolutely nothing unlikely about two AB parents having a B child. Even if the script had been reversed--an AB child with B parents--it might only have implied that her ''father'' wasn’t who she thought.
29th Oct '16 8:48:04 PM mlsmithca
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*** Which seems to be based on ''Archie Gives Blood'', a season one episode of ''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.]]

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*** Which seems to be based on ''Archie "Archie Gives Blood'', Blood", a season one episode of ''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.]]



* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': In the first episode of the second season, the blood of the killer [[spoiler:later revealed to be Leland]] is said to be " a rare type, AB Negative"

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* ''Series/TwinPeaks'': In the first episode of the second season, the blood of the killer [[spoiler:later revealed to be Leland]] is said to be " a "a rare type, AB Negative"Negative".



* 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.

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* In the present day scene at the end of one episode of ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'' (Which (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.donate.
* BSM Williams in ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'' has Type AB blood. In the episode "It's a Wise Child", this provides the Concert Party with evidence that, contrary to what Williams suspects, he is not Gunner Parkins' father, as Parkins has Type O blood.
10th Oct '16 7:33:24 AM TheWanderer
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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 (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.

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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 (AB-, for. (AB- may be the rarest blood type, is being found in roughly 1% of people, but people with it are compatible with blood from roughly 1/6th of humanity. They can get blood from anyone else who is AB-, anyone who is A- or B-, and then there's O-, the universal donor, which can be found in 5-10% of humanity). 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.
23rd Aug '16 6:26:25 AM Eievie
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Although most of the real world gets by quite peacefully with the more common blood types, in the world of entertainment only the rarest will do; if a character's blood type is mentioned, you can bet, if not your bottom dollar, then certainly one of the lower ones that it's going to be rare and special.

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 (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.

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Although most of the real world gets by quite peacefully with the more common blood types, in the world of entertainment only the rarest will do; [[TheLawOfConservationOfDetail if a character's blood type is mentioned, you can bet, if not your bottom dollar, then certainly one of the lower ones bet that it's going to be rare and special.

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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 (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 situation--which is the only situation this trope would find worthwhile - any 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.
21st Jul '16 6:59:27 PM Arcorann
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' second season episode "Blood Feud," Mr. Burns needs a OO- transplant, and Bart is the only person in town with the same blood type. He uses it as a bargaining chip. While it is correctly described as rare, its rarity is greatly exaggerated.
** They make a point of it being double-O negative, not just O-neg. It may be a case of fictionalized blood type.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' second season episode "Blood Feud," Mr. Burns needs a OO- (double-O negative) transplant, and Bart is the only person in town with the same blood type. He uses it as a bargaining chip. While it is correctly described as rare, its rarity is greatly exaggerated.\n** They make a point of it being double-O negative, not just O-neg. It may be a case of fictionalized blood type.
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