Archive for January, 2011


I’m Just Curious

I mentioned in an earlier post that Rh Negative blood was only discovered in 1940 by Alexander Weiner.  This discovery led to the understanding of erythroblastosis fetalis, the potentially life threatening disorder of an Rh positive infant born to an Rh negative mother.   In the mid 1940’s Dr. Weiner devised a treatment by means of a complete exchange transfusion replacing the damaged Rh positive blood of the newborn with Rh negative blood.   This treatment led to the significant decline in the rate of infant mortality.

RhoGAM was not available to the public until 1968.  In the intervening 20+ years between between the mid 1940’s and 1968, the complete exchange transfusion was used on infants with this life threatening blood disorder.

I wonder if any of these individuals who had this transfusion as an infant are reading this blog?  These people were born Rh positive and were completely transfused with Rh negative blood.  Do they have Rh negative attributes as mentioned in many sites on the web?  Are they continually searching for answers as are the majority of us Rh negatives? 

Are any of you reading this?  If so, I’d love to hear your comments.  Thanks very much.


Rh Negative Mothers and Autistic Children

I just came across a website regarding Stephanie Cave, M.D., author of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Your Children’s Vaccinations”. Within this article is the following quote:

“We found that more than 53 percent of our mothers of autistic children were Rh- negative and received an immunoglobulin preserved with thimerosal during pregnancy. In contrast, only 3 percent of our mothers with normal children were Rh- negative. This is a very significant difference, as it demonstrates an in-utero exposure to ethyl mercury; the metal from this gestational exposure can pass through the placenta to the baby.”

I found this through a search I was doing on aluminum sensitivity and Rh negative blood (as I have such a sensitivity) and was amazed by Dr. Cave’s statement. She stated that she and her colleague treat approximately 1500 autistic children in her practice (and over 53% of the mothers of those children are Rh negative!).

This is a link to that site:

Another extremely interesting site linked to this same subject is:

Read the article “Effects of Mercury Administered During Pregnancy” that discusses RhoGAM injections being given to women some time between the 16th and 20th week of pregnancy.  Most of  these shots contain the thimerosal to which Dr. Cave refers.


Fingerprints and Rh Negative Blood

I’ve wondered for a while about any link between fingerprints and blood group.  I’ve just now found a site that addresses this issue to some extent:

This was a 2004 study and I have a feeling more info might be forthcoming on this subject.  Following has been copied from this site, but I strongly recommend you take a look at the entire PDF article:

“Finger print (dactylography / dermatoglyphic) is considered as the best tool of identification. This study was carried out in 2000-2001 on 300 students of different ABA blood groups of Medical College, Ajmer with two objectives, viz. (a) To study distribution of finger print pattern among the subjects having different ABO and Rh blood group and (b) Correlate any relation between their characters and blood groups. Male: female ratio was 2.4:1. Majority of the subjects (38.33%) in the study were of blood group A followed by blood group B, A and AB of whom 95.67% were Rh-positive. The general distribution of pattern of finger print showed high frequency (51.87%) of loops whereas whorls were moderate (35.83%) and arches were least (12.30%) in frequency. Almost same order was noticed in both Rh-positive and Rhnegative individuals or A, B, AB and O blood groups. Blood group A showed more loops (Rh +ve 54.26%, Rh -ve 60%) while, blood group AB had more whorls (Rh +ve 43.34%, Rh -ve60%). The study suggests an association between finger print pattern and blood group. The distribution of different pattern of finger prints in individual fingers also showed some peculiarities in relation to blood group. The total finger ridge count (TFRC) was significantly greater in blood group B.”


Shroud of Turin: Rh Negative or Rh Positive?

I recently received the following comment regarding the Shroud of Turin in which the author states the blood on the shroud was identified as AB+.  My research agrees that the blood was typed as AB but AB- not AB+.  After receiving this comment I researched this subject again and could find no information that could corroborate that it was Rh positive.  I’ve asked the author to provide additional info.  Do any of you readers have any info on this topic that you’d like to share?  Following are the comments which sparked this inquiry:

“The blood stains on the Turin Shroud reveal they are of the blood group AB positive, the same as the Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano and the Sudarium (Face-Cloth) of Christ. The slice of human heart flesh preserved [and security sealed against fraud and theft] exhibits very interesting properties that are in keeping with the tradition of no matter the size of a consecrated host, it is the whole of Jesus the communicant recieves. A surgeon also commented that the way the heart tissue had been sliced would have been very difficult for a modern expert surgeon to achieve. ‘The blood has congealed and is now in five clots in the glass chalice. In 1971 and 1981 a hospital laboratory tested the flesh and blood and discovered that the flesh is myocardium, that is heart muscular tissue, so we could say it is the heart of Jesus, the Sacred Heart, and the blood is of the blood group AB positive. In 1978 NASA scientists tested the blood on the Turin Shroud and interestingly also discovered that it is of the blood group AB positive. (The Sudarium, Face Cloth of Christ, mentioned in John 20:6 is also of the blood group AB positive.) Despite the fact that human flesh and blood should not have remained preserved for 1300 years the hospital lab tests found no trace of any preservatives. One final interesting point about the five blood clots in the chalice is that when you weigh one of them, it is the same weight as all five together, two of them together weigh the same as all five. In fact no matter what way you combine the blood clots individually or in a group to weigh them, they always weigh the same. (This shows that the full Jesus is present in a particle of the Eucharist no matter how small.) Taken from: ‘Homily for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi – the Body and Blood of Jesus’ – by Fr. Tommy Lane.”