Just to chime in on this topic... I also have a AB- blood type which exists in only 0.7% of the population, yet it seems uncanny there are so many
people who have posted on this thread that they have the same type.
For a while it was troubling to me that I, paradoxically, have one parent with AB and another with O-. If you look up the information, to refresh
your memory of biology class, on how blood types can be inherited (not donated mind you, but inherited), you will find that an O parent should not be
able to have an AB child (only an A,B, or O child). It's not a recessive trait, like blue eyes, A & B are co-dominant. Well, I finally investigated
online and found that there is an extremely rare genetic condition (0.012% of the world population) in which the child receives both the A and B
alleles from the same parent, ignoring the O blood type from the other parent completely. My blood type is technically CIS-AB-. That's weird. You
can google on "cis-AB" or look at this link: bja.oxfordjournals.org...
So I got my full blood type from my mom only... it's not bull - look it up!
There are many people in my mom's family who are either AB or AB-. So as far as being rare, in my family, not so much. But this unusual
circumstance of retaining my type despite the introduction of an O- into the gene mix is really freaky. (As a side note, the shoud of turin had AB
blood on it - and J.C. supposedly got all his human genes from his mom too. Too weird for words.)
About me: Brownish blond hair (almost white until around 13 then it changed on a dime), deep blue eyes with a dark ring around the cornia. They
shift to hazel or green on the right day. High sensitivity to light. I carry 5 pairs of sunglasses in the car just in case one breaks. (I love the
dollar store! LOL)
I have had lifelong abduction experiences and many daytime sightings (until my kids arived... but there is plenty to talk about with the strange
circumstances behind them as well and I'll leave that for another thread.) I am a mix of English/Scot/Austrian (the O- contributor) and
Welsh/English/Euro Mutt (for the AB / AB- influenced side of the family). I am a Neo-Witch with many highly paranormal sensitivities. I also have a
158 IQ and masters of science in electrical engineering.
This discovery of the CIS-AB- blood type type just happened today and I'm still in shock about it. I thought.... I wonder how many people in the
world that amounts to?
My ball park calculation went as follows:
6 x 10^9 people in the world
0.012% for the CIS-AB blood type
and reducing it by the average number of people with RH- (20%)
I got: 6 million x 0.00012 x 0.20 = 144,000 people
... and this is the point I fell off my chair!!! If I need to explain why, you don't need to know. It was just accidental luck of the numbers I
picked - but holy cow is that weird! I went back and reread revelation - it said I needed to be a virgin for heaven.... but I'm not even a Christian
so I don't know why I was even curious!! lol
Well, quickly I went online to find out an exact number for population which is actually 6.8 billion and growing. And RH- is dependent of race and I
have seen quoted from 15% - 20% over the world... highest being people from my ethnic background.
I am now looking to see who I can have test me for some specific genetic traits related to the weird blood type. I'm very interested in what this
could mean, both from the standpoint of the bizzare rarity and also I read in a few places I may have problems getting a transfusion if I needed one
(universal receiver or not!).
Thanks for your time,
[edit on 5-5-2008 by JonInMichigan]