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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.
14th Jul '16 7:15:52 AM gravious
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' features a scene in which Jack struggles to find a donor for Boone and, failing to find a match among the other survivors, reveals himself to be O- and performs the transfusion using his own blood. He actually got Charlie to ask nearly everyone in the camp their blood type but only 4 people knew.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' features a scene in which Jack struggles to find a universal O- donor (needed in emergencies when a blood type cannot be determined) for Boone and, failing Boone. Failing to find a match among the other survivors, reveals himself to be O- O+ (which could put Boone into shock if he is not an O type himself) and performs the transfusion using his own blood. He actually got Charlie Hurley to ask nearly everyone in the camp their blood type but only 4 people knew.
14th Jul '16 7:08:59 AM gravious
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* A key plot point in Creator/JamesHerbert's [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] AlternateHistory '''48'' is that only those with this blood type have immunity to ThePlague that wiped out most of the population.

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* A key plot point in Creator/JamesHerbert's [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] AlternateHistory '''48'' is that only those with this AB- blood type have immunity to ThePlague that wiped out most of the population.
14th Jul '16 7:04:09 AM gravious
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* A key plot point in Creator/JamesHerbert's [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic]] AlternateHistory '''48'' is that only those with this blood type have immunity to ThePlague that wiped out most of the population.
13th Jun '16 9:04:03 PM Doug86
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* Rare blood types always uncover parentage secrets on soap operas. ''Series/AllMyChildren'' used it a few years ago to reveal that Jack was Greenlee's father, though the rare blood type was never named. Much worse, ''{{One Life to Live}}'' back in the 80s had Tina find her lost son because they both had [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Blood Type G]].

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* Rare blood types always uncover parentage secrets on soap operas. ''Series/AllMyChildren'' used it a few years ago to reveal that Jack was Greenlee's father, though the rare blood type was never named. Much worse, ''{{One Life to Live}}'' ''Series/OneLifeToLive'' back in the 80s had Tina find her lost son because they both had [[ArtisticLicenseBiology Blood Type G]].
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.
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