Your Mid and Their Blood Type.....

Discussion in 'Service Academy Parents' started by Sandydesert, Jun 24, 2019.

  1. Sandydesert

    Sandydesert Member

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    Just a heads up- when your mid reaches the summer before their firstie year, they are asked what their blood type is on one of the forms they fill out for Leatherneck. That the mid is filling out at 5 a.m. East Coast time on their way to Leatherneck. And you, as a parent, have no clue what their blood type is because AFAYK, it isn't recorded on an immunization form or other record and you have no memory of ever asking the pediatrician that question when your mid was younger....
     
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  2. THParent

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    My DS knows his blood type, because he had to put it on his kill card for the MARSOC screener. :D
     
  3. VelveteenR

    VelveteenR Just gathering dust in the nursery...

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    Our son’s birth certificate lists his blood type. We keep all of our medical/health records in a handy place. Each of us knows our respective blood type. Just curious how many here don’t know their blood type. That seems pretty basic knowledge to me, but perhaps it isn’t. Also, if you donate, you know.
     
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    AF6872 10-Year Member

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    They don't know their type before senior year? They have not received a lot of medicals including blood typing? It will be on their Dog Tags if they still use them. As O-Neg was always on call list for donor any time any where.
     
  5. Humey

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    I am 57 years old and have no idea what my blood type is. My son found his blood type out after getting his AF pilots physical prior to graduating college and commissioning through AFRotc.
     
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    My DS had to get his blood typed for DoDMERB exam for acceptance to SA. Is that not a standard thing?
     
  7. maxman007mom

    maxman007mom Member

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    I've learned that you only find out your blood type if you're very ill or donating blood products/organ(s). I was shocked when I asked DS's pediatrician and they don't have any record of it. It seems like it would be done when they are born.
     
  8. maxman007mom

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    It's not basic knowledge, but it should be. We're from Michigan and it isn't required on birth certificates. Donating is the easiest way to find out because physicians need a reason to order the test.