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Toddler with O- Blood anyone else? vxgonzalez 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 458 posts
27th Dec '12

My 2 1/2 y.o has O- blood and in the beginning it wasn't a big deal to me but now that he is more active and accident prone it scares me. I don't want to keep my son in a bubble. There isn't anyone that's O- in the family, just O+. Also a friends nephew needed a blood transfusion who was O- and if he didn't get it he would die. I really don't want to worry myself.

Anna Brogdon Due June 24; 2 kids; Tennessee 37 posts
27th Dec '12

Me and both of my son's are o-

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
27th Dec '12

Being O- doesn't make a person more fragile or anything, it just means he has a less common blood type. Definitely don't keep him in a bubble. The chances that he will get hurt to the point he'd NEED a blood transfusion are pretty slim at this point, barring any horrific accident and whatnot. Just let him be a boy. He will get scrapes and bruises, and possible broken bones as he goes through life, but those don't require transfusions.

Chellie Due September 19 (boy); 2 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4706 posts
27th Dec '12

I am A+ and DH is O+. I never found out what either of my kids are:shock: I should go ask their doctor just so I know.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting Love = Moco and Bubba:" I am A+ and DH is O+. I never found out what either of my kids are:shock: I should go ask their doctor just so I know. "


It will depend on what alleles YOU got. If you got an A and an O allele, then your kids will either be A or O..if you only got two A alleles, your kids are A. I'm O+ and my SO is A+, and I don't know what our kids our, but my youngest is O+ because her dad was O+ as well, so there was no chance she could be anything else.

Anna Brogdon Due June 24; 2 kids; Tennessee 37 posts
27th Dec '12

The universal blood type good for you and everyone else but not so lucky us cause we can only take an exact match

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
27th Dec '12
Quoting Anna Brogdon:" The universal blood type good for you and everyone else but not so lucky us cause we can only take an exact match "


Yeah, it's that rh factor. It makes a huge difference.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11930 posts
27th Dec '12

My husband is. The chances of your child needing a blood transfusion are pretty low. I mean scrapes and broken bones are pretty much apart of childhood and blood type will have no bearing on that.

vxgonzalez 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 458 posts
27th Dec '12

Thank You. I'm just worried because he wants to ride skateboards and he is so extreme with some activities. =/ should I worry when he's a teen and in sports? -_- I just want to settle these feelings.

PurpleBama582 52 kids; Dothan, Alabama 3875 posts
27th Dec '12

No, I wouldn't even worry then. You will always worry about your kids, of course, but the chances of that degree of accident playing sports are extremely rare. Even if he breaks a bone, a transfusion more than likely won't be necessary. He'd only need a transfusion if he's ever in a situation where he loses a lot of blood. They might pull some in case he needs a transfusion if he ever has surgery, but blood banks do try to keep O- on hand, and if it's a scheduled surgery, you might even ask about taking some of his own blood ahead of time so they have it on hand for him.

vxgonzalez 2 kids; Los Angeles, California 458 posts
27th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting PurpleBama582:</b>" No, I wouldn't even worry then. You will always worry about your kids, of course, but the chances of ... [snip!] ... it's a scheduled surgery, you might even ask about taking some of his own blood ahead of time so they have it on hand for him. "</blockquote>



Thank you! :) I feel better.