The Mysterious Golden Blood – Only 43 Humans Have it

There are eight conceivable combinations of A, B, O, and D+ or D-, although it appears that the blood type AB is the least common among them all.

According to Stanford Medicine School, 0.6 percent of the population has that type of blood coursing through their veins, and while the numbers fluctuate, it never exceeds 1%.

But there’s an even-odd case: the so-called golden blood, which only accounts for about 50 people on the planet.

A guy named Thomas was the first to discover this type of blood, and his story was published in the journal Mosaic in 2014.

The absence of an antigen is one of this blood’s main properties. Rhnull is the scientific term for this type of blood, which was discovered in 1961 and has been recorded in over 40 cases since then. Even though it is potentially risky for those with this trait, it has the potential to save a lot of lives.

The “golden blood” may be detected because its red blood cells contain antigens, which are receptors. If you undergo a blood transfusion, your immune system will only absorb antigens that match your blood type. If you don’t, your body will assault your blood cells, resulting in death.

However, if you have “golden blood,” your body will repair the blood if you get a transfusion of any type of blood with a Rh antigen.

People with this kind of blood are urged to donate because of this. These individuals are referred to as “universal donors.”


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