posted on Aug, 14 2021 @ 08:50 AM
I'm based in the UK, I'm almost 40 years old, but for some reason, my doctors never saw fit to tell me my blood type...
It got to the point a few weeks ago, I was invited to have blood tests to check up on a certain condition, and I actually point blank asked the nurse
what my blood type is.
Her response was: "Oh it's not my job to give out information like that, and besides I can't see the details"
Now surely, if she has already accessed my medical records when preparing to draw blood (as she definitely did), somewhere on those records, likely on
the front page where all basic information is collated, will be a record of my blood type.
Why the heck would she point blank refuse, giving two separate reasons no less, rather than simply telling me what my blood type is? Surely I'm
within my rights to request that information & to receive an answer?
How is it that no doctor has ever given me that information? In forty years?
When I was very young, I remember receiving a check-up for something connected to my posture, and the nurse drew blood. Being very small, I was
curious & asked why she was doing that - she said "It's in case you ever have an accident, we'll be able to give you the blood that you need". So
clearly my blood type was checked, yet I have never been offered that information. Could I have a weird blood type & they don't want me to know?
It just strikes me as very weird that the nurse in charge of doing my blood tests, simply refuses to tell me my blood type. And why she felt the need
to lie to me & say she couldn't see the information? I didn't overtly object to her response, though I probably should have.
M'eh. Just very strange.