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Bombay blood group (hh)

  1. May 4, 2015 #1

    Suraj M

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    If an individual has a genotype##I^oI^o## and ##hh## is he considered to be O or bombay blood group?
    Also i read that a person with bombay blood group can donate blood to anyone but can accept only from a person of his blood group, why cant he/she accept blood from O-ve?( is there a H antibody?)
     
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  3. May 4, 2015 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. May 4, 2015 #3

    Suraj M

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    that answers my second question, but contradicts my teachers statement. :(
    Thank you anyway,
    Anyone for my first question?
     
  5. May 4, 2015 #4

    Ygggdrasil

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    Would that individual be able to accept blood donations from an O-type individual or only from h/h-type individuals?
     
  6. May 5, 2015 #5

    Suraj M

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    he can take from O, probably, but if there are H antibodies then , no!
    My teacher said that There is no H antibody , but wikipedia says that there are..
     
  7. May 5, 2015 #6

    jedishrfu

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    Here's a more definitive reference which says there is an H antigen:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK2268/

    As I read the article more, it says people may have a deficit of the H so I'm looking for a better article to explain it.

    I think your teacher meant to say that people with this blood type don't express the H antigen.
     
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  8. May 6, 2015 #7

    Suraj M

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    I don't feel like trusting that article they say that parabombay blood group have a genotype HH, andthat they have anti-H, which i don't think exists naturally.
    I asked another teacher, he said that though there might not be secifically H antibodies, but there will be some reaction, when blood(Hh/HH) is mixed with bombay blood group blood.
     
  9. May 6, 2015 #8
    For your first question, yes, it is Bombay blood group since O has H not h.
    There are anti-H antibodies according to my teacher who swears by Wikipedia :P
     
  10. May 6, 2015 #9
    you have some interesting Bio questions :)
     
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