Japan’s obsession with blood types

In Japan, a person’s blood type is popularly believed to determine temperament and personality.

One thing that unites the entire human race is blood.  Most people don’t think about our blood type very much unless we need a blood transfusion.  But, in Japan, blood type has big implications for life, work and love.

 

 

 

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Blood Type ‘O’ Protects Against Heart Attacks

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Having type ‘O’ blood may give some protection against heart attacks.

Blood group ‘O’ protects people against heart attacks , say researchers.  A new study, published in The Lancet journal, has revealed that the same gene which creates the enzyme that causes people to be blood group ‘O’ gives them some protection against heart attacks.

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Man Saves 2 Million Babies Donating Rare Type Of Blood

James Harrison

Thank you Mr. baby saver!

An Australian man who has been donating his extremely rare kind of blood for 56 years has saved the lives of more than two million babies.

James Harrison, 74, has an antibody in his plasma that stops babies dying from Rhesus disease, a form of severe anaemia.

He has enabled countless mothers to give birth to healthy babies, including his own daughter, Tracey, who had a healthy son thanks to her father’s blood.

Mr Harrison has been giving blood every few weeks since he was 18 years old and has now racked up a total of 984 donations.

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