Blood Type - Proof of Blood Type, USMA

sa2021

Member
How do I get my DS's blood type & proof.
My DS doctor's office does not offer proof of blood type, as requested on form 40-1, page 3, USMA Immunization Record Form. And the blood banks do not send out the card anymore or tell you at blood donation. Because universal blood is available? Not sure. Appreciate your help. Thank you.
 

armywife03

Member
Same here. I just sent the form in yesterday as-is without that information filled in. Waiting to see what options my DS has. I am assuming that he will get typed during Beast.
 

Teragram

Member
If they have donated blood, they can set up online account with American Red Cross and it will give them the option to view and print their donor card showing blood type. Just helped DD do this last night. Not sure if it will fulfill requirement, but figured I would share information.
 
Some parents contacted the hospital where their child was born and were able to get those records which have the child's blood type. This really was a tricky challenge for some parents. If you join the 2021 FB page, you'll be able to ask this question there and get an official answer. Deb Dalton is the parent liaison and she will be able to offer guidance.
 

raft11

Member
Our dr gave us a lab form/request to go have blood tested and we then plan to attach that report from the lab to the immunization form. Hoping it will suffice.
 

rbp67

Member
Our dr gave us a lab form/request to go have blood tested and we then plan to attach that report from the lab to the immunization form. Hoping it will suffice.
Same with my DD's doctor .. she gave a lab form request and DD took a blood test and faxed report along with the immunization form. Portal turned green within an hour of faxing the form and the report.
 

sa2021

Member
Our dr gave us a lab form/request to go have blood tested and we then plan to attach that report from the lab to the immunization form. Hoping it will suffice.
Thank you for this information. It sounds like I need to find another Dr's office, unfortunately, they were clueless. And the birth hospital said it was not routine back then and microfiche records would take over 30 days. Also, did they do the varicella "titer" test at the dr's office?
 

shock-n-awe

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DS was never tested st birth either. So I took him to our local clinic and had them administer the vaccines he was lacking, and they did a blood draw and sent it to the lab. The blood type and proof paperwork they supplied, and we picked it up a few days later.
 

raft11

Member
Our dr gave us a lab form/request to go have blood tested and we then plan to attach that report from the lab to the immunization form. Hoping it will suffice.
Thank you for this information. It sounds like I need to find another Dr's office, unfortunately, they were clueless. And the birth hospital said it was not routine back then and microfiche records would take over 30 days. Also, did they do the varicella "titer" test at the dr's office?
I believe the varicella test only has to be done to prove they had chicken pox. Most 18 year olds got the immunization to prevent getting chicken pox, so we just showed proof of that with dates from the dr.
 

sa2021

Member
Ok. Thank you so much for sharing your info. My DS has had 2 booster varicella immunization shots. So, that means no titer test needed. (wanted to make sure that I was understanding the instructions ;)
 
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