Just a minor tip for folks AROTC know your blood type

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  1. Rockats

    Rockats Member

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    If this little tip saves someone else some time, I'll be happy!
    My DS has been filling out required forms for Army and his AROTC scholarship. One of the questions on the forms asks for blood type which he did not know . His pediatrician also did not know the answer. They suggested we request hospital records from where he was born because they learn a persons blood type during newborn screening, since the newborn records had been archived it took some time to retrieve his blood type.
    With all the paperwork he has been through, this one little thing could have saved him some time.
     
  2. ca2midwestmom

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    I'm surprised the pediatrician didn't have it in his records. My DS was hospitalized a few times so blood had been drawn and blood type recorded. Also, if you've ever donated blood (for future candidates), it's usually listed on your donor card (or if your donor center has online donation records you can see it there).
     
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  3. Rockats

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    I was surprised too, but only routine medical checks for him. Was even more surprised it took as long as it did with archive. He could have donated blood-it would have helped someone else as well.
     
  4. soccmomer

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    When my children were born, the hospital gave us a little card with their blood type on it. I had it in DS's baby book. If we didn't have the card, I most likely would not have known his blood type either!
     
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    For both of my kids, the blood type is listed on their permanent immunization record. Just another hint for anyone who might be hunting for this information.
     
  6. Pima

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    A tip for later on. We had the doctor take all of their records, including shots and transcribe it to a CD ROM. We than sent our kids off to college with a copy of the CD ROM.
    ~ My DD became very ill one night and her GFs took her to the ER. At the intake she just handed them the CD. At 1st they looked at her like she was crazy, but than later on the doctor told her that he wished every kid came to college with this. He told her because he quickly looked over her exact medical history he was able to diagnose her much faster. Additionally, since most kids don't know for 100% if they are allergic to any meds, he knew already.

    By the end of the school year her GFs also all had done this too.
     
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