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I don't know my LO's blood group

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Re: I don't know my LO's blood group

Postby lazylexis » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:37 pm

They usually do a heel prick here at 5 -7days old.Currently it tests for hereditary problems such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease and 2 rare metabolic problems MCADD and PKU as well as underactive thyroid.Most babies get it done by the midwife at home and the blood is put on a piece of card and sent off.U can refuse it but most people don't.

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Re: I don't know my LO's blood group

Postby Rox » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:41 pm

YES! you are correct, i totally forgot about that.

She did have the little blood card thingy. Ahha, well in that case - do they check it then?? In which case i guess it would be on her GP notes!

Saying that, i cant even remember my own so fat lot of good it is me knowing hers :doh:

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Re: I don't know my LO's blood group

Postby ladybird » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:47 pm

I don't know Ocean's and he has blood tests regularly. I've never thought to ask.

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Re: I don't know my LO's blood group

Postby lazylexis » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:48 pm

Rox wrote:YES! you are correct, i totally forgot about that.

She did have the little blood card thingy. Ahha, well in that case - do they check it then?? In which case i guess it would be on her GP notes!

Saying that, i cant even remember my own so fat lot of good it is me knowing hers :doh:

No they don't check anyone's blood group routinely unless there is a medical reason to - in a newborn it's often to check blood group compatability with mum if they are jaundiced, or if u go and give blood or need a transfusion or before surgery.I went abroad with a charity at 17 and they insisted we knew our blood group.Mine was on my records as I had blood transfusions as a prem baby but I know others had to pay privately to find out!
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Re: I don't know my LO's blood group

Postby 50ftQueenie » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:49 pm

I am very curious about the blood types of my two. I am A+ and DH is O-

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Re: I don't know my LO's blood group

Postby docmaggoo » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:50 pm

ladybird wrote:I don't know Ocean's and he has blood tests regularly. I've never thought to ask.


It may or may not have been done.
Just because tests are being done does not automatically mean that a blood group is tested for. The doctors will only request a test that they need the results of which will affect their treatment/management.
It's not a 'routine test'

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Re: I don't know my LO's blood group

Postby ladybird » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:54 pm

docmaggoo wrote:
ladybird wrote:I don't know Ocean's and he has blood tests regularly. I've never thought to ask.


It may or may not have been done.
Just because tests are being done does not automatically mean that a blood group is tested for. The doctors will only request a test that they need the results of which will affect their treatment/management.
It's not a 'routine test'


He's had surgery, a bronchoscopy and long line insertion under GA and he has CF so will be having constant treatment for life. Would they test it before surgery?

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Re: I don't know my LO's blood group

Postby Caroline » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:05 pm

I don't know my own blood type, let alone my kids.

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Re: I don't know my LO's blood group

Postby mummy_goose1 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:07 pm

I'n rhesus neg, so hayley was tested. All i remember is that she isn't the same as me! So i had to have the anti d! I've always known mine, but again ,thats coz im rhesus neg!

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