The Truth behind Blood

Blood is Life

The Background Story…

Blood is important because through it the Life of a creature. —Leviticus 17:11

I was diagnosed to have an iron deficiency because of my hormonal condition which caused me chronic bleeding. A year ago, I was confined in a government hospital in the middle east and was injected a total of 1,350 cc of blood for me to recover from chronic anemia. With this awful experience I wanted to learn more about my blood, what to eat and what not, what to do to keep my iron in its proper level.

Blood Groups, Antibodies and Antigens

Blood group is determined by the genes we inherit from our parents. There are four main blood groups – A, B, AB and O. And I am type O+.

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Blood has four main components that sums up as a specialized fluid in our body. These are plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Proteins found in the plasma are called Antibodies. They fight against foreign substances which enters our body and alert our immune system to destroy them. While Antigens are protein molecules found on the surface of red blood cells.

I’ve noticed that the bag showed O Rh Positive for my blood type. I wondered what that is. πŸ€”

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It appears that each blood group has its own set of anti-bodies and/or antigens.

I belong to the most common blood group. Receiving blood from the wrong ABO group can be life threatening. For example, if somebody with group B blood is given group A blood, their anti-A antibodies will attack the group A cells. Thus, if a procedure includes blood transfusion, tremendous forms of test are performed as required.

RH Blood Group System

Sometimes red blood cells have another antigen, a protein known as the RhD antigen. If this is present, your blood group is RhD positive. If it’s absent, your blood group is RhD negative. That explained the plus sign in my blood type written to my form. πŸ€“

So, your blood can be one of eight blood groups:

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It’s important to know which type of blood you have and which group you belong. Of course, in case of emergency or any other medical needs you may require, then you know which type of blood you have. Who knows, you might save a life in the future! 😊 Just like my anonymous donor! I am grateful to have my life extended because of someone that has a helping heart. May God bless him or her always!

Another thing is that, you will know what food is healthy for you.

Today since I’m well aware that I carry type O Rh+ I know which food is good for me or whatnot.

You may also read: Powerful Foods for Type O Blood Group

If you don’t have an idea which type and group you belong, visit your nearest lab and consult your doctor for assistance. I am sure that they will assist you discover that information you need about your blood.

Stay happy and healthy! ❀️

Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us.

Osbert Sitwell, was a 5th Baronet, an English writer.

Reference: nhs.uk

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