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What is goldengolden blood?
Golden Blood, or Rh-null blood is an extremely rare blood type that has only been identified in 43 people around the world in the last 50 years. It is sought after both for scientific research and blood transfusions, but also incredibly dangerous to live with for the people who have it, because of its scarcity.
Where did the golden blood group come from?
It was first seen in Aboriginal Australians. The worry with the golden blood group is that the donations of Rh null are incredibly scarce and difficult to obtain. An Rh null person has to rely on the cooperation of a small network of regular Rh null donors around the world if they need the blood.
Which blood type is closest to golden blood?
The blood type closest to golden blood is the O negative blood type. In the O negative blood group, both A and B antigens are absent. You also lack the major types of Rhesus (Rh) antigens tested in blood for transfusion purposes. O negative is called the universal blood donor group. People with the blood group can donate red blood cells to anybody.
Can golden blood be donated?
Yes, golden blood can be donated. Because of the absence of antigens on RBCs, a person with Rh null blood is considered to be a universal donor, and this blood can be donated to anyone with rare blood types within the Rh systems.