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08:22:47 AM Apr 6th 2016
"(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)." I highly doubt that this is accurate, I'm not one to say Citation Needed as this is TV Tropes and not Wikipedia, but Rh- blood types are extremely rare among non-Europeans (80% of humanity) and even among Europeans where they are common, they're still the exception (as even in the Basque provinces which has the highest amount of Rh- people it's still at around 20%, and here in the Netherlands which is the highest nation of Rh- people it's 18%) and even though O is the most common blood type, in most of Europe it's either as common or less common than A, so this statement is highly dubious at best.
07:25:19 PM May 25th 2015
edited by lawgeek
M*A*S*H is stated as avoiding this trope. I don't doubt it manages to get it right in some episodes, but in Hit Parade, it has the staff scouring bases and units all around for AB neg blood while not even considering the possibility of using another kind of Rh neg blood even as an emergency measure. "Blood all over this camp and none of it the right type." as the guy is dying from blood loss and they track down a guy ten miles away from a bomb unit.
11:44:10 PM Dec 6th 2012
"In the Young Justice episode "Image", a young boy named Garfield Logan is caught in an explosion and is badly injured. Dying from his injuries, he needed a transfusion of type O blood to live, of which the isolated farm's supplies were just destroyed. Nobody on site has type O blood, except Miss Martian, who can shapeshift her body to the cellular level. The transfusion will later give the character shapeshifting powers and he reappears in season 2 as Beast Boy."

...that makes just a little more (whacky) sense then the green monkey/untested serum bit. An infinitesimal bit of more sense.
06:49:24 PM May 26th 2010
"By the way, how many of us actually know their blood types right off the top of their head?"

Me, A+. Have known it since forever. So do most people I know too. What's so surprising about it?
08:40:38 PM Jun 14th 2010
Same I wonder, mine is O+ which limits my options to O but fortunately for me O+ is in the majority.
03:30:34 PM Jun 29th 2010
edited by Wynne
I am blood type A+ too; I only recently learned it but it's not difficult. You just ask when they give you a blood test. Readily available information, but that's only if you deliberately make a note of it somehow.
07:57:07 PM Jul 2nd 2010
A- here

It's a running joke in the family, which is probably how I remember it. It's also the grade I get most often in school.
01:13:03 PM Aug 19th 2010
I'm pretty sure I have O+, which limits me to O- and other O+ blood.
06:19:28 PM Jul 6th 2012
edited by Marowmerowmer
I'm AB+. I know this because I had to be put on formula due to my mother being O+. I was allergic to my mother's milk. (Marie's saying in Everybody Loves Raymond is true: I've never really had a [[Fetish:thing]] for breasts.
11:41:26 PM Dec 6th 2012
O- for me, my kids are B+ and O+. Shots to prevent Rhesus reactions are not fun.
01:57:32 PM Jan 30th 2013
B- for me. I consider it a running joke as well, calling it my motto in life as well as my blood type.
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