What is RH factor? The donor were looking at has RH Factor positive. Nt

What is RH factor? The donor were looking at has RH Factor positive. Nt

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April 30th, 2011, 5:33 pm #1

What is RH factor? The donor were looking at has RH Factor positive. Nt
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April 30th, 2011, 6:43 pm #2

Also does blood type matter?
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April 30th, 2011, 6:51 pm #3

difference only if you are "no tell"
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April 30th, 2011, 7:21 pm #4

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April 30th, 2011, 7:46 pm #5

What is RH factor? The donor were looking at has RH Factor positive. Nt
..... as you say, you are in the no tell camp.  In that case you'd want a donor who's blood type (Type and Rh) would lead to a child that would be one that could possibly be produced by you and your partner.  Without knowing what you and your partner's blood types are, it isn't possible to tell.

Rh positive or negative isn't a good or bad thing.  It's just the way we are, rather like the color or eyes.  If you are Rh negative, then you have 2 genes that are negative.  If you are Rh positive, then you may have 2 that are positive, or 1 positive and 1 negative.  So, you need to know what you blood type and Rh are and your partner's also in order to figure out what the possible outcomes would be if you two could have your own biologic child.  From that, you'd look at the donor to see if the combination of her eggs and your partner's sperm would result in outcomes that would be compatible with what would have come from you and partner.

This is where the clinic will be able to help you.  They'll be able to tell you if this donor would result in a baby blood type that would be consistent with you and your partner.

This is only an issue if you want to be sure that the baby's blood type could have come from you and your partner.  For many women, this isn't an issue.  For others, it's very important. 

Do you know your blood type and Rh and your partners?  If you do, then it would be easy to figure out which donor blood types would be good matches.  They wouldn't necessarily be the same as your blood type/Rh.


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April 30th, 2011, 8:25 pm #6

85% of the population are Rh +. This is the same across all the blood types. That means they got the + from at least one of their parents. They could still have a -, too. Two Rh + people can have a baby with - Rh, but two Rh- people can't have a baby with Rh+ blood type.
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April 30th, 2011, 8:27 pm #7

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That will tell you what types your genetic children with your DH could have. Good luck to you.
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April 30th, 2011, 8:37 pm #8

What is RH factor? The donor were looking at has RH Factor positive. Nt
Blood groups matter if you are in the notell camp . If a child is born with a blood group that couldnt possibly result from you and your partner , people can potentially tell , if they know your blood group , your partners blood group and your childs blood group . Most likely people who would have that kind of knowledge would be either your doctor ,your immediate family or your child . It would be a bad idea if the child figures out that he/she couldnt be your biological child due to being a blood group that is incompatible to you and your partners . Your physician can advise you , which blood group in the donor would give rise to a compatible blood group child .

The Rh is a different story . Its significance is as follows . It matters only if you are Rh negative .
All people are either Rh positive or negative . If you are Rh negative and either your partner or the donor is Rh positive and the child ends up being Rh positive , your body can attack the child and cause abnormailities .It is possible to prevent this by giving you shots during/end of your pregnancy . So it is important to know .
To summarise , if you are Rh negative and either your partner or donor is Rh positive you will need shots .
If you are Rh positive , doesnt matter if the child is positive or not , nothing happens , no shots needed . End of story .

Hope this helps .

Do you know your blood group and your partners ?
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zaytune
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April 30th, 2011, 8:41 pm #9

What is RH factor? The donor were looking at has RH Factor positive. Nt
Here is a link that explains the significance of Rh mismatch .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rh_disease
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April 30th, 2011, 8:50 pm #10

Blood groups matter if you are in the notell camp . If a child is born with a blood group that couldnt possibly result from you and your partner , people can potentially tell , if they know your blood group , your partners blood group and your childs blood group . Most likely people who would have that kind of knowledge would be either your doctor ,your immediate family or your child . It would be a bad idea if the child figures out that he/she couldnt be your biological child due to being a blood group that is incompatible to you and your partners . Your physician can advise you , which blood group in the donor would give rise to a compatible blood group child .

The Rh is a different story . Its significance is as follows . It matters only if you are Rh negative .
All people are either Rh positive or negative . If you are Rh negative and either your partner or the donor is Rh positive and the child ends up being Rh positive , your body can attack the child and cause abnormailities .It is possible to prevent this by giving you shots during/end of your pregnancy . So it is important to know .
To summarise , if you are Rh negative and either your partner or donor is Rh positive you will need shots .
If you are Rh positive , doesnt matter if the child is positive or not , nothing happens , no shots needed . End of story .

Hope this helps .

Do you know your blood group and your partners ?
The OBGYNs test routinely for this. If you're Rh - and the baby is +, you'll get one shot after the birth. Good luck.
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