Blood group - is it important

Blood group - is it important

Joined: July 3rd, 2011, 2:14 pm

July 4th, 2011, 9:41 am #1

Hi all. So happy I found this group. I'm in the process of looking at donors and am curious as to whether, for the baby's sake and for a healthy pregnancy, do you have to match up your blood group to that of the donor?

I'm an A- and my hubby is an O+. So do I have to try and find an A- or will other blood groups match mine (ie. Rhesus factor)?

This is purely from a health/medical perspective, not whether we tell or not tell the child.

Any info you can provide would be most appreciated.

Cass
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July 4th, 2011, 9:55 am #2

But if you don't want for it to be obvious to doctors or biology teachers in junior high, you'll need a donor who is type O or A. Rh won't matter in that case, since you're Rh- and your husband is Rh+, so your own genetic offspring could be either - or +. (Note: you will have to take a Rhogam shot after the birth of a + baby, but it's no big deal.)

Good luck to you!
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July 4th, 2011, 12:14 pm #3

Hi all. So happy I found this group. I'm in the process of looking at donors and am curious as to whether, for the baby's sake and for a healthy pregnancy, do you have to match up your blood group to that of the donor?

I'm an A- and my hubby is an O+. So do I have to try and find an A- or will other blood groups match mine (ie. Rhesus factor)?

This is purely from a health/medical perspective, not whether we tell or not tell the child.

Any info you can provide would be most appreciated.

Cass
Medically, it matters if you choose an Rh+ donor and this is your SECOND baby. The baby could be either Rh+ or Rh-. Also,. it would matter if you had ANOTHER baby with the same donor at a late.

If this is your FIRST baby, it doesn't matter about the donor's Rh type.
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Joined: July 4th, 2011, 3:21 am

July 4th, 2011, 1:21 pm #4

Hi all. So happy I found this group. I'm in the process of looking at donors and am curious as to whether, for the baby's sake and for a healthy pregnancy, do you have to match up your blood group to that of the donor?

I'm an A- and my hubby is an O+. So do I have to try and find an A- or will other blood groups match mine (ie. Rhesus factor)?

This is purely from a health/medical perspective, not whether we tell or not tell the child.

Any info you can provide would be most appreciated.

Cass
My donor egg coordinator gave me a chart showing blood type possibilities between mine and my husband's blood types. I chose a donor with a blood type that would give some of the same possible types so that I could choose later whether or not to tell my child about donor egg.

I wish you the best!
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July 4th, 2011, 2:08 pm #5

Hi all. So happy I found this group. I'm in the process of looking at donors and am curious as to whether, for the baby's sake and for a healthy pregnancy, do you have to match up your blood group to that of the donor?

I'm an A- and my hubby is an O+. So do I have to try and find an A- or will other blood groups match mine (ie. Rhesus factor)?

This is purely from a health/medical perspective, not whether we tell or not tell the child.

Any info you can provide would be most appreciated.

Cass
I sort of ignored blood type as a considering factor, it was very difficult finding a perfect donor and blood type was not high up on the list since we never planned to conceal DE from the child anyway. Other things were non-negotiable (beauty, brains, height, health, etc.), but blood type did not matter.

In the end our perfect donor shared my blood type, and the resulting baby has the same type, but it would not have mattered to me if it had been otherwise.
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Joined: July 3rd, 2011, 2:14 pm

July 4th, 2011, 2:20 pm #6

That's great, this info is very helpful, thank you all.
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E&H
E&H

July 4th, 2011, 3:01 pm #7

Medically, it matters if you choose an Rh+ donor and this is your SECOND baby. The baby could be either Rh+ or Rh-. Also,. it would matter if you had ANOTHER baby with the same donor at a late.

If this is your FIRST baby, it doesn't matter about the donor's Rh type.
rh +. It doesn't cause a problem but you would need to ensure you have the injection at 24 weeks (that's when it is normally done with subsequent children, here they do it with first children also.) If you are no tell you will have to choose an 0 donor or A donor but rh factor is not an issue. If you chose a B donor and your baby was B then your child or others might guess you used a donor. FWIW I chose an A+ donor for my second donor cycle and both I and hubby were 0 positive. My twins are A+ after the donor - it doesn't matter to me but it may to others.
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Anon7
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July 4th, 2011, 4:31 pm #8

Hi all. So happy I found this group. I'm in the process of looking at donors and am curious as to whether, for the baby's sake and for a healthy pregnancy, do you have to match up your blood group to that of the donor?

I'm an A- and my hubby is an O+. So do I have to try and find an A- or will other blood groups match mine (ie. Rhesus factor)?

This is purely from a health/medical perspective, not whether we tell or not tell the child.

Any info you can provide would be most appreciated.

Cass
I've been meaning to ask the clinic about it. Best of luck to you!
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minniet
minniet

July 4th, 2011, 9:20 pm #9

Hi all. So happy I found this group. I'm in the process of looking at donors and am curious as to whether, for the baby's sake and for a healthy pregnancy, do you have to match up your blood group to that of the donor?

I'm an A- and my hubby is an O+. So do I have to try and find an A- or will other blood groups match mine (ie. Rhesus factor)?

This is purely from a health/medical perspective, not whether we tell or not tell the child.

Any info you can provide would be most appreciated.

Cass
But I am B+, not so many of those. I can't imagine considering it ourselves, but there are reasons some folks need to.
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