Red Alert! Are You + Or -?

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’Žπ’‚π’Šπ’ π’„π’π’Žπ’‘π’π’π’†π’π’•π’” 𝒐𝒇 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅?
❣️Red blood cells, which deliver oxygen around the body
❣️White blood cells, which fight infection
❣️Plasma, which is liquid that contains proteins and salts
❣️Platelets, which enable clotting

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 π’•π’šπ’‘π’† π’Žπ’†π’‚π’?
A blood type is a classification of blood, based on the presence and absence of antibodies and inherited antigens.

𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 πŸ– π’…π’Šπ’‡π’‡π’†π’“π’†π’π’• 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 π’•π’šπ’‘π’†π’”:
A+, A-, B+, B-, AB+, AB-, O+ and O-.

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂 π’Šπ’” 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 π’ˆπ’“π’π’–π’‘?
There are 4 main blood groups ( A, B, AB and O):
🩸Blood type A: Contains β€˜A’ antigen and β€˜B’ antibody (Recipient from Blood type A & O)
🩸Blood type B: Contains β€˜B’ antigen and β€˜A’ antibody (Recipient from Blood type B & O)
🩸Blood type AB: Contains A & B antigens but neither A & B antibodies. (Universal recipients)
🩸Blood type O: Doesn’t contain A or B antigens, but has A & B antibodies. (Recipients from Blood type O. Universal donors)

𝑹𝒉 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒐𝒓:
βž•Rh factor refers to the third type of antigen that is either present or not present on blood cells.
βž–If a person has Rh antigens, they’re β€˜Rh+’, and if they lack the antigens, they’re β€˜Rh-β€˜.

𝑨 π’…π’Šπ’”π’„π’π’—π’†π’“π’š π’Šπ’ πŸπŸ—πŸŽπŸβ€¦
Blood groups were first discovered by an Austrian scientist named Karl Landsteiner. Before this, doctors were perplexed why so many people were dying from blood transfusion as they were unaware that all blood type aren’t the same.

𝑾𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’ˆπ’Šπ’—π’†π’” 𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅 π’Šπ’•π’” 𝒄𝒐𝒍𝒐𝒓?
The color of blood is determined by the type of respiratory pigment used to transport oxygen via the circulatory system to cells. This pigment in humans is a protein called hemoglobin found in red blood cells.

π‘«π’Šπ’… 𝒀𝒐𝒖 π‘²π’π’π’˜?
Human blood contains metals atoms including iron, chromium, manganese, zinc, lead, and copper and sometimes even small amounts of gold!

(Disclaimer: This informational is for the purpose of general knowledge only and does not substitute for any medical advice)

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