Traveling Abroad with O Negative

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  • #574

    William Pope
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    I am probably traveling to Israel for business in the coming months and this question has plagued me!

    From what little I have seen, Middle Eastern and Asian countries have very low populations with O Neg blood type which leads me to believe there to be a very low supply of O Neg blood.

    Extrapolating from this, if I were to be injured in a country with a very low percentage of O Negative population and in need a transfusion what would happen?

    What might our options be?

    *** take a one quart ziplock baggie of 3 oz. bottles of our blood with us on board??
    *** Don’t donate 54+ day beforehand and immediately donate upon entry into said country?
    *** Only Travel with other O Negative people

    None of which seems to be plausible solutions

    Any one else have suggestions???

  • #608

    SiteAdmin
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    Well, it is logical to also think that because of the low O-negative population, the supply is low, but the demand is equally low.
    So the blood banks in that countries should satisfy the blood need for O-negative, not less than in any other country.

    I think that you should not worry too much about blood transfusion in those countries and have your happy stay there 🙂
    The second option though sounds quite plausible to me.

    *** Don’t donate 54+ day beforehand and immediately donate upon entry into said country?

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