The original thread was deleted as I failed to put in the link to the original discussion. I am indeed the original author of this discussion on
another site, just under a different screen name (couldn't get this same name here on ATS for some odd reason). I sincerely apologize to the ATS staff
and its members for not having put the original link in and such in the original thread. This particular subject is of interest to me because I have
seen lists and blogs
supposed connection between RH negative blood and extraterrestrials (and supposed characteristics of RH negative blood). I've always had my skepticism
about this subject and decided to do further research and feel it's rather important more people have a more scientific understanding about this
particular subject pertaining to blood type, especially regarding to this specific "theory". I myself have A+ blood and have had multiple encounters
and happen to have many of the supposed RH negative characteristics minus the actual blood "type".
A little bit about me before you continue reading: I am currently going to school to become a cardiovascular technician and as a result, I have taken
multiple biology classes, some chemistry, and other science fields that have some relevance to this topic. I am by no means however an alien
researcher nor am I an expert in anything I am about to discuss here. I am however someone who's always loved "doing their homework" to formulate
opinions, am a bit of a conspiracy theorist (would prefer calling myself an individual who simply doesn't buy what the "mainstream" opinion says very
quickly), and I happen to enjoy sharing my views with others hoping they provide some insight one way or another. This thread is a bit of a lengthy
one but I do hope you all enjoy reading this and participating
Some facts about the RH factor:
* There are actually many different variations of the RHesus factor (approximately 49 is the current
). What the standard blood typing tests look for is the RH D antigen, which is said to be the most common form of the RH factor. The Rh D
antigen is also the culprit in the most violent blood type incompatibility reactions, especially between Rh negative mothers and Rh positive fetuses.
* Some people can be mistaken as being RH negative, due to various expressions some individuals may have of the Rh D antigen.
-- Partial D
: this means that the blood is missing some of the antigen D epitopes on their blood cells. In biology terms, this simply
refers to a part of the antigen that antibodies recognize; in other words, epitopes are the part of an antigen that antibodies respond to (antibodies
and antigens oppose one another). This is often times said to be the result of there being a hybrid created with the RhD and RhCE proteins. While
people who are considered partial D do have enough of the Rh D antigen, they theoretically shouldn't receive Rh + blood from people who are completely
RhD positive because they could form Rh D antibodies , thus causing a violent reaction similar to the type an Rh negative person would have should
they receive Rh positive blood (or if an Rh negative mother were to have an Rh positive fetus and the mother's blood should somehow intermingle with
her infant's). The image below demonstrates the relationship between epitopes (red), antigens (green) and antibodies (blue).
-- Weak D:
When people have this expression of the D antigen, they actually have fewer Rh D antigens in their system. Because there are
fewer Rh D antigens present, these people too can be sometimes mistaken for having Rh negative blood if the blood typing test used is not particularly
sensitive. This is often caused by a single amino acid swap within the transmembrane region of the Rh protein. Due to there being no changes involving
the epitopes of these individuals' blood type regarding the Rh D factor (therefore preventing the creation of Rh D antibodies), these individuals can
safely receive Rh positive blood.
* I may stand corrected on this but there is some research that suggests a possible role for the RH factor in our biology with regards to the
transportation of ammonium and the kidney system (which produces urine where the body's ammonium [Chemical formula: NH4+] goes to leave the body).
Apparently in mice, those who lack the Rhcg factor
in their blood
have a reduction in getting rid of ammonium from their bodies and also getting rid of acid stress (hey ammonium is considered to be a type of acid
chemically speaking). While this relates to another version of the Rh factor besides the D antigen, this does suggest that the RH factor may have a
role in our immune system as far as dealing with blood PH levels go. It's kind of odd though seeing as how it is said those who have RH negative blood
supposedly have stronger immune systems against some diseases (if that's even true, which I am skeptical of [but am open to being proven wrong]).
* The Rh negative blood types are of course more recent than the Rh positive blood types (and are less common).
There are also statistics
of alien contactees and their blood types, facts about the ABO blood typing system, further conclusions of mine, ABO
blood type groups and immunities to different diseases etc. in the original thread. Please see the original discussion
for further reading.
on 8/7/13 by rainprincess64 because: (no reason given)