Discover how your blood type can influence your health
Dr. Karl Landsteiner was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1930 for his development of the ABO blood group system, a method used to classify blood types. Having knowledge about your blood type is crucial when donating or receiving blood, as a mismatch can lead to immune system reactions resulting in various complications, including kidney failure, blood clotting, and, in severe cases, even death. Fortunately, advances in testing techniques have minimized these occurrences in recent years. However, research indicates that there may be connections between blood type and a range of diseases. Being aware of your blood type may serve as an indicator of specific health risks, such as multiple sclerosis or diabetes. To learn more about your blood type and the potential health implications it could have, explore this gallery.