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Subject: Can a Caucasian have Bombay blood?

Date: Tue Jun 6 22:07:44 2000
Posted by Jen Cassidy
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
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Area of science: Genetics
ID: 960343664.Ge

Is it possible for a person not of East Indian decent to have Bombay type 
blood? I read somewhere that this rare blood type Oh only occurs in people 
of Indian decent. Is this true, and is it possible that it could occur in 
someone who is not Indian? How rare is Bombay type blood?

If you had Bombay blood, what would your ABO type be? Would the recessive h 
gene mask the ABO type? If so, how does one determine what the ABO type is?

Re: Can a Caucasian have Bombay blood?

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