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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:58 PM

Chimpanzees and humans have the Same Blood Types

Not just a similar system, but the same blood types. It's something our common ancestor had and we both retain.

A question, to which I do not know the answer... Would a transfusion from a chimp be useful to a person? Deadly? Nothin'?

(Or visa-versa... there are way many more humans than chimps now.)

I would *guess* that chimp blood would perform some basic oxygenation but be all messed up for us in other ways, but I have no idea.

Either way, I would *guess* that a transfusion from a (wrong type) member of your family might be deadlier than a transfusion from a (right type) chimpanzee.



Does anyone know about what happens with trans-species whole-blood transfers?

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:04 PM

1. Let me be the first to provide a photographic example

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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:07 PM

2. But..., but..., but...

 

How can that be? Eberbody know we humans ain't animals. or or

For all the chalanged--->

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