Blood typing is the only way to classify an individual’s type of blood. We all have blood and in this universe, there are four types of categories that make up the different types of human blood. These four blood types depend heavily on the components or molecular structure of your blood cells. It all depends on your red blood cells, particular proteins or antigens and other factors that can only be seen under a microscope.
Your blood type is the product of genetics. The four major blood types are TYPE A, TYPE B, TYPE O, and TYPE AB. To find out what your blood type is, you will need to undergo a method called blood typing. It can be done in almost any clinic, health centers, hospitals and holistic health shops like Better Living Canada in Ontario.
Why is Blood Typing Very Important?
Knowing your blood type is important because in case of emergency wherein you will need blood transfusion, your blood type determines which blood donor is appropriate and safe for you. Transfusion is needed when you are undergoing major operation or surgery that makes you lose a lot of blood. It is also necessary when you have a disease that corrupts your blood cells or illness that causes profuse bleeding.
What Happens if You Get Transfused with the Wrong Blood Type?
There are high risks involved when you get transfused with the wrong blood type. Your immune system will attack the red blood cells in the foreign and unmatched blood type. It is highly dangerous to transfuse a wrong blood type to someone because the risks are lethal. This mistake causes blood clotting. This clot can cause a clog shut in the arteries and veins which can hamper the body’s blood circulation drastically and eventually lead to any of the following: pulmonary embolism, stroke, neural damage and cardiac arrest.
Since the risks are dangerous, it is important to get the correct matching type for a patient so that the donor’s blood would not counteract in the patient’s system. Blood typing needs to be accurate and it needs to be done by a certified professional to prevent any mistyping or mistake in “reading” your blood type through a test.
Blood typing is done by taking a blood sample from an individual. With a sterilized hand and needle, the middle finger of the non-dominant hand is punctured until around two drops of blood are collected. The collected blood sample will then be mixed with a solution (antibodies) which reacts differently with four different blood type categories. The reaction will then be analyzed so that the correct blood type of the individual can be determined. Someone who is experienced in analysing blood samples mixed with antibodies is necessary so that the blood is correctly identified.
Blood typing is a method that determines a part of your being that is not only important for yourself but for other people as well. It is an essential test to be done. To understand more about blood typing, contact Better Living Canada at 416-249-1895 for complete details.