Most people are surprised to hear that there is no need to know your blood group. Even if you were in need of a blood transfusion, your blood group will always be checked first, for example for surgery, after an accident or when you fall pregnant.
Healthy people between 16 and 70 can find out their blood group by donating blood. You will also get a free test for anaemia, hepatitis B and C, HIV and syphilis, as well as some refreshment afterwards! Ring 13 14 95 or visit http://www.arcbs.redcross.org.au/.
Please note this information was correct at time of printing.
For up to date information, speak to your doctor.Source: Summer 2001 Edition | Page 3
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