Easy Home Blood type Self-test
With this home test you can easily find out what your blood type is and also whether you are rhesus positive or rhesus negative. The only thing needed for this is a usually painless finger prick.
A Blood group card is included with the Easy Home Blood Group Self Test. On this card you can indicate what your blood type and rhesus factor record. You can always carry the blood type card with you. In this way, emergency services can treat you more easily in an emergency. They know right away what your blood type and rhesus factor is and therefore do not have to spend time testing it.
The test is not suitable for haemophilia patients and people who use blood thinners. Read the instructions before use.
The blood groups
There are 4 blood groups:
People with blood group A have antibodies against red blood cells from group B. Conversely, people with blood group B have antibodies against red blood cells from group A in their blood.
If the blood of someone with blood group A comes into contact with blood of blood group B, the blood will clot. This can result in death.
People with blood group AB have no blood group antibodies and can therefore receive a blood transfusion from anyone with the same rhesus factor. People with blood group O can only get blood transfusions with blood from blood group O and with the same rhesus factor. The blood of blood group O contains antibodies against red blood cells from both blood group A and blood group B and therefore also against blood group AB.
With the rhesus factor, there are two options: rhesus positive or rhesus negative. The rhesus factor is present in people with rhesus-positive blood. In principle, they can therefore receive both rhesus-negative and rhesus-positive blood. People with rhesus-negative blood can only catch rhesus-negative blood.