China’s Jiangsu Hospital has discovered “Golden blood” in two women of the city, one of the rarest types that has only less than 50 people all over the world.
Blood was found after several tests in the hospital Rh zero in patient’s blood who were suffering from severe anemia. To his surprise, he decided to conduct the same test on his older sister, which eventually turned out to be of the same type of plasma.
What is golden blood?
This is a blood type that does not have the Rh factor (Red blood cells contain no Rh antigen, neither positive nor negative) and that, being so valuable, receives this name. But why do experts call it so precious?
its carrier, 1% of the world’s population, they can be universal blood donors, that is, for all existing blood groups (A, B, AB, O). However, they Can only receive transfusions from people who have the same group blood, something that makes them incompatible With almost 100% donation and it causes your own body to reject, in most cases, organ transplant, It is extremely difficult for these types of people to locate a donor.
Although two new cases have now been found on the Asian continent, specifically in China, the first was discovered in 1961 in a woman from Australia.
Since then, only one thing has been discovered. less than fifty cases all over the world. According to experts, for a person to have this blood group, both parents must also be carriers.
In China, according to the Health Registry, already have 4 people Those who have this unusual type of blood which many consider to be a treasure to the world and, at the same time, are at a great risk to the carrier.