Most common blood group in Nigeria + Rarest blood group in Nigeria

Before I answer the above question…I think you need to read this passage on the relationship between contracting coronavirus and your blood group or blood type.

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ONE OF THE COVID-19 MYSTERIES-THE BLOOD GROUP ABO.

I am sure that you might not know what is your blood group.ABO blood group seems to play an important role in one’s susceptibility to coronavirus Our blood group is identified by specific antibodies and antigens found on the red blood cells that trigger a specific immune response. Scientists and studies are already digging through a trove of information to better understand the disease. There’s still not enough information to fully outline risk factors that can yield answers faster to bring more targeted care.

We still wonder why some people have fared better than others during the pandemic. This report is based on research conducted on more than 750,000 participants. It showed that blood group A was associated with a higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups, whereas blood group O was associated with a lower risk for the infection compared with non-O blood groups.

People with O blood group appear to be protective against the virus when compared to all other blood types. Blood group A (A-positive, A-negative, and AB-positive, AB-negative) was associated with a higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups, The analysis showed that A-positive participants were at an increased risk for respiratory failure, while individuals with blood group O were at a decreased risk for respiratory failure.

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This means that Blood Type A people need to be more vigilant and might need to strengthen personal protections from COVID -19, Even if you type A, blood group there is no need to panic or unnecessarily be worried. It does not mean you will be infected 100 percent but people of blood group A might need particularly strengthened personal protection to reduce the chance of infection. Regardless of the blood group, it is of utmost importance that we all follow the guidelines form your health authorities.

Now to the main topic of discussion;

The most common blood group in Nigeria: Blood group O Rhesus positive is the commonest blood group in Nigeria and luckily Nigwrians with blood type O are Universal donors. About 75 percent of Nigwrians are blood group O Rhesus positive.

The rarest blood group in Nigeria: Blood group AB Rhesus negative is the rarest blood group in Nigeria accounting for 1% of the population. Because of the scarcity of the blood type, it is very expensive in the market.

Most common blood group in Nigeria + Rarest blood group in Nigeria
Blood group types in Nigeria

Stay safe Take good care and enjoy your week. Thank you

Emmanuel Peiris/nimedhealth.com.ng

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