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    Default Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    It is a prion. The incubation period can be extremely long (up to 40 years) before symptoms manifest, hence the NZ Blood Service donor policy.

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    Default Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    Relax Gary, was just curious as to why the need to know blood type.
    Yeah donating blood will solve it, whatever "it" is.

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    Default Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    As a simple analogy, if you imagine that the molecules etc which go to make up a brain's structure are composed of slinky toys arranged in complex ways and also interwoven together a prion disease will return the 'slinky molecules' back to the original simple form of the slinky and will not allow reassembly.

    A catastrophic event for anyone who has a brain that is infected. Prions are also very robust and cannot be destroyed by cooking hence the cautious approach.
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    Default Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    It is a prion. The incubation period can be extremely long (up to 40 years) before symptoms manifest, hence the NZ Blood Service donor policy.
    Oh nice. Not.
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    Default Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    Thanks Jen, I couldn't be bothered to ever find out.

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    Default Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    It is a prion. The incubation period can be extremely long (up to 40 years) before symptoms manifest, hence the NZ Blood Service donor policy.
    Can't you get tested for it before then?
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    Default Re: How & where can I find out my blood type?

    Taking blood test would reveal all the details you want.. If you are asking this for blood donation, you don't need to know it yourself first..They test all the things including your weight before donation
    Last edited by SabrinaF; 14-09-2020 at 06:38 PM.

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