Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A mini biology lesson

My blood type is AB+.

BigBoss is O. Dunno negative or positive la.

So when the nursery nurse passed me Peanut's healthbook on the day we were discharged, in which her blood type is listed as B+, I was quite taken aback. Did they pass me the wrong baby!?? Isn't she supposed to have either the AB or O blood type?? I always thought offsprings are supposed to follow either the mum's or dad's blood type.

I questioned the nurse immediately, and she didn't make matters any better when she hold both my hands, and look me in the eyes and say, "babies don't necessarily follow the parents blood type". What kinda explanation is that?? But I didn't really pursue the matter as a) we were in a hurry to be discharged b) we don't think we got the wrong baby as she looks like BigBoss.

So I went home and did a bit of googling. Source: http://www.bloodbook.com/inherited.html or http://www.givelife2.org/aboutblood/bloodtypes.asp

I'm too lazy to explain, but basically, parents with AB and O blood type will only have an A or B child. I don't remember learning this in high school. Really feel like suaku man. BigBoss didn't know this either. Maybe we're the only ones who doesn't know this.


PARENTS' BLOOD TYPES POSSIBLE CHILD NOT POSSIBLE CHILD
A and A A, O B, AB
A and B A, B, AB, O no
A and AB A, B, AB O
A and O A, O B, AB
B and B B, O A, AB
B and AB A, B, AB O
B and O B, O A, AB
AB and AB A, B, AB O
AB and O A, B AB, O
O and O O A, B, AB

3 comments:

tAuRuS said...

err... i dun even know my own blood type so I dun think I even know wot blood type my child would be lorr. ahhahahah

Josie said...

I started laughing at 'she hold both my hands, and look me in the eyes...' This is so funny. Don't worry, I always thought that I was an O type but recently found that I was in fact an A type. Odd how things are.

Pei Chyi said...

eh i'm O+ heeeeee