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People With This Blood Type May Have Lower COVID Risk

Scientists say those with Type O blood also may suffer less if they do get the virus

(Newser) - What makes some people more vulnerable to the coronavirus? Scientists are still wrangling with that, but new research sheds light on the role a person's blood may play. CNN cites two new studies published in the journal Blood Advances—one out of Denmark , the other Canada —that suggest... More »

Blood Type May Affect Severity of COVID

If true, it's good news for Type O people

(Newser) - A genetic analysis of COVID-19 patients suggests that blood type might influence whether someone develops severe disease, per the AP . Scientists who compared the genes of thousands of patients in Europe found that those who had Type A blood were more likely to have severe disease while those with Type... More »

What It's Like to Have the 'Golden' Blood Type

Rh-null patients face dangers, can be heroes

(Newser) - When it comes to blood types, you may know A, AB, B, and O—but those larger groups actually contain millions of different varieties. That's because the surface of our blood cells are coated with antigens—up to 342 of them. Whether you have certain ones determines your full... More »

Blood Type O May Hurt Fertility

Study links blood type A to higher egg count, better eggs

(Newser) - Women with type O blood may have more difficulty conceiving a child as they get older, a new study suggests. Researchers tested a group of 560 women seeking fertility treatment whose average age was slightly under 35, and found that those with type O blood had fewer and poorer-quality eggs... More »

Japanese Hook Up, Hire by Blood Type

In Japan, belief in blood group personality types colors dating

(Newser) - If you're looking for a decisive, confident partner, try dating someone with type O blood. Type As are dependable worrywarts, ABs are balanced but high-maintenance, and if you've been burned by a selfish ex, blame their type B blood. That's the conventional wisdom in Japan, where people believe blood group... More »

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