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From: "Sherri Hall" <>
Subject: Re: [BS-L] Blood types
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 22:11:02 -0400
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You're right, Chris. This all goes back to that high school or college
biology and 8th grade science class, and Gregory Mendel's colored peas.
It's all a matter of probability, and the dominant/recessive genes.

The mother with the AB+ will pass on to her child/children either an "A" or
a "B", and in addition, the "D" (positive) or possibly the "d" (negative
expression) of the Rh antigen (depending on her genetic makeup). If either
(or both) of the parents pass on the "D" antigen, the child will be Rh
positive. The child would be Rh negative only if BOTH parents pass on the
"d" (negative expression) of the antigen.

All of the blood group antigens (and/or systems) have oddballs, and I won't
even try to go into what you will find there. Hopefully, I've shed even a
little light on the subject. Now, if you are lucky enough to know
ggrandmother's blood type, you can at least begin to understand how a lady
that is one blood type could have a baby of a different blood type.

Off my soapbox for the night!
Sherri (who can also add the initials MT(ASCP),SBB after my name)
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Sent: Monday, June 04, 2001 9:08 PM
Subject: Re: [BS-L] Blood types

> Sherri said:
> With the Rh type, you either have the gene/antigen, or you don't. We
> bankers refer to the Rh antigen as the "D" antigen, and the lack of the
> antigen as "d". In order to be an Rh type of negative, again, you would
> have inherited 2 instances of "not" having the antigen (dd). The positive
> type could have either inherited the antigen from both parents, (DD), or
> from only one, with the other donating the placeholder (Dd).
> >>
> Ya know, this sounds like College Biology from last year and science from
> grade when we talked about how you can have tall peas, short peas, fat
> skinny peas, tall short peas, tall fat peas, hehehehehe. The Munk guy, his
> name slips my mind right now only because I want to tell you about him,
but I
> understood exactly what you are saying. A mother with AB+ (if there is
such a
> thing? i think that's a rare one, isn't it?) can help their child even if
> is AB- because she has two negatives to make a positive, am I close? It
> two differents to make an equal. :) I learned that in Math Class.
> It's as clear as glass for me! I never thought I would have to know the
> stuff I slept thru at school (and learned by sleeping I might add, ;))
> Later,
> Chris
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