You don't know your blood type and your significant other is sucking the life right out of you. You need help before you end up in the hospital.
As funny as that may sound, there is a serious issue here -- you don't know your blood type! Knowing your blood type is extremely important. Some blood types can only give or receive from other blood types. For example, a person who has a blood type that is O negative can give to anyone with any blood type. However, a person who has blood type that is O negative can only receive blood that is O negative. Givelife2.org
estimates that only 7% of the United States population has O negative blood types.
Another example is that a person with AB positive blood type accounts for about 3% of the US population, can receive from anyone, but can only give to that 3% that has AB positive blood type. It is important that you know your blood type when giving and receiving blood as it can make all the difference in the world for a person.
I just found this awesomely simple DIY Blood Type Test Kit
. Just a little prick, a few drops of blood, a little water, and a special card are all you need to find out what blood type you are. In just a few minutes, you'll have a card which will show you which antigens you have in your blood and you'll be able to determine your blood type all on your own. Even better, this kit comes with a laminating sheet so you can carry the card around with you once it dries.
DIY Blood Typing Test Kit includes:
- 1 ELDONCARD 2511
- 1 ELDON FOIL 2511 (Laminating Sheet)
- 4 Eldon Sticks
- 1 Automatic Lancet
- 1 Swab
- 1 Absorbent Cotton Ball
- 1 Plastic Pipette
- 1 Instruction sheet with lots of blood facts and info
Each kit is good for one blood typing inside the ABO- and Rhesus-D Systems.
EldonCards exposed to air must be used within the same day.