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I wonder if there was a study done one this. It seems more people with O have celiac just from this post. My gastro says that it affects more people with English decent. I also read an article that in the UK they are working on a vaccine for Celiac.

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Another person mentioned this... according the American Red Cross, here's the prevalence of each blood type in the US population:

O pos - 38%

O neg - 7%

A pos - 34%

A neg - 6%

B pos - 9%

B neg - 2%

AB pos - 3%

AB neg -1%

Do celiacs have a higher percentage of any particular blood type? Unfortunately, this poll is not a random sample and does not have enough participants to gather any useful data ;) Also, would you include only biopsy-diagnosed celiacs? People with DQ2 or DQ8? People with self-diagnosed intolerance? It could make a difference.

DQ4 is the only genetic type that is NOT sensitive to gluten. "Dangerous Grains" estimates that as much as 1/3 of the population could have active gluten intolerance.

Incidentally... I'm O- I'm just not sure it makes much of a difference. :lol:

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B+ dark blonde hair & blue eyes - Scottish, Irish, English descent.

I also have an antibody in my blood (anti-c little c) not sure where it came from. I did have a blood transfusion a couple of years before the antibody was discovered. Does anyone else have an antibody?

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Thanks for posting the percentages on blood test. I never knew that o+ that was popular. I also use to think that O-was more rare then what it was. My mom is 0- so when she had me they had blood waiting for us in case she needed an transfusion.

paula

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I'm O. The universal donor and receiver, that is what my dr. told me.

O negative is the universal donor, but I'm pretty sure that AB positive is the universal recipient. :)

neesee

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My understanding is that there is compatibility when there are no factors in the donor blood which are not in the recipient's. That makes O- a universal donor, while AB+ is a universal recipient.

I am aware that there are other factors which enter into the matching in situations more complex than transfusions, such as transplants. But that is my understanding for a blood transfusion.

I don't believe that your blood type has anything to do with what you can or should eat.

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O- is the Universal Donor BUT can only recieve O- blood in a transfusion. I have always had to plan ahead when having procedures in case blood is needed (I'm O-)

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A+

Biopsy dx

Irish/English/Scottish/Welsh decent

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My understanding is that there is compatibility when there are no factors in the donor blood which are not in the recipient's. That makes O- a universal donor, while AB+ is a universal recipient.

There are a lot of other antigens that they test for. We all no about the Rh factor (+ or -) because that's the one that will kill you immediately if it's wrong.

This site has a lot of info, if you're curious.

http://www.psbc.org/therapy/risks.htm

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There are a lot of other antigens that they test for. We all no about the Rh factor (+ or -) because that's the one that will kill you immediately if it's wrong.

This site has a lot of info, if you're curious.

http://www.psbc.org/therapy/risks.htm

That would be me. ;) Thanks for the link. It's interesting stuff. I knew there was more involved than just to + and the -, but I haven't found a lot of information on it.

FWIW, Hillary Clinton has a fairly rare blood type. Dd was working for the red cross when HC was scheduled to come to town. Her visit was delayed for a few hours so they could acquire her very special B- blood. That was back when her hubby was president.

neesee

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FWIW, Hillary Clinton has a fairly rare blood type. Dd was working for the red cross when HC was scheduled to come to town. Her visit was delayed for a few hours so they could acquire her very special B- blood

neesee

DH has the same blood type (and is gluten intolerant). He was always told not to routinely donate; they would call him when they needed him. This is supposedly a very common blood type in the American Indian, by the way, so he was an especially important donor in the army.

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There was an earlier post asking what color hair people have that have celiac disease. My question is what is your blood type? Mine is O positive. I read about what I should and shouldnt eat with my blood type. One of the things it says is to stay away from gluten. I found this very interesting.

Im ab- blue eyes formerly blonde hair ( now grey) and Irish

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A+ for me too, three in a row. I think I sound like a few others though - reddish brown hair that was strawberry blond when I was younger, pale freckled skin, Scottish, Irish, and Swedish heritage. I knew a girl with Celiac Disease about 10 years before my diagnosis...I'm sure what she said the symptoms were reminded me of myself, but I notice people who have the pale, red-hued flushed skin like I have, and she had it too. But that's also a symptom of being Irish and Scottish. :)

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