There are four main blood groups – A, B, AB and O. Blood types are determined by the types of antigens on the blood cells. For instance:
- Group A – has only the A antigen on red cells
- Group B – has only the B antigen on red cells
- Group AB – has both A and B antigens on red cells
- Group O – has neither A nor B antigens on red cells.
What is the Rh factor?
The Rh factor is a protein which can be found on the surface of red blood cells. The term is derived from the first discovery of the protein substance in the blood of Rhesus monkeys.
If your blood cells don’t have this protein, you are Rh negative. If your blood cells have this protein, you are Rh positive.
An estimated 15% of Caucasians are Rh negative, while 5 to 10% of African Americans don’t have the protein on the red blood cells. Also, 1 to 2% of Asians are negative for the protein.
RH Negative Characteristics
- highly tuned senses;
- unexplained phobias;
- sensitivity to heat;
- empathic qualities;
- piercing eyes;
- reddish hair;
- blue, green or hazel eyes;
- higher IQ.
Note – some data suggests that Rhesus negative people have more frequent digestive, heart, hematological, allergic, mental health, immunity, and neurological problems.
Here are 5 famous people with Rh-negative blood type:
#1 Sharon Stone
She was born and raised in Meadville, a small town in Pennsylvania, to Joseph William Stone II, a factory worker and Dorothy Marie, a homemaker and accountant.
Sharon is an American actress, film producer, voice actress, and former fashion model. Furthermore, she is an Oscar-nominated actress known for her roles in numerous films, including Basic Instinct, Total Recall, Lovelace, Sliver, and Casino.
The actress possesses an Rh-positive blood type. She has opened up about the “devastating” miscarriages she suffered due to the genetic blood condition.
#2 Loretta Lynn
Born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, in 1932, Loretta became a mainstay on the country charts after landing a Top 10 hit.
She has also received many awards for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association as an individual artist and a duet partner.
In her book, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Loretta Lynn mentions being Rh negative. She found out about her blood type during the time she was pregnant.
#3 Donald Trump
He is the 45th and current President of the US who took office on January 20, 2017. He was born and raised in the New York City borough of Queens and has an economics degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Donal was also a real-estate developer who amassed a vast hotel, golf, casino, and many different properties in the New York City area and worldwide.
He has a Scottish and German ancestry, plus, a rhesus negative blood type. According to some sources, Trump has a new bomb-proof car which carries:
”In the boot, there is a firefighting system, an oxygen system in the trunk in case of a chemical attack, tear gas and smoke-screen dispensers along with bags of the President’s Rh-negative blood type in case of an emergency transfusion.”
Touted as “America’s First Hearing Impaired Comedienne,” Kathy is a 5-time American Comedy Award Nominee as Best Stand-Up Female Comedienne. She also has the Rh-negative blood type.
#5 Stephanie Beacham
She was born on February 28, 1947, in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. Her first important role comes on the British TV series The Saint, in 1967.
Stephanie is also known for her television roles in the ITV drama Connie (1985), the BBC drama Tenko (1981–82), Dynasty (1988–89), and The Colbys (1985–87).
According to an interview she gave to The Telegraph – ”When I ran out of money and had to sell my blood, it wasn’t good. Luckily my blood group is rhesus negative, therefore, they gave me good money and I was able to get back home.
I got about £20, which was enough to catch a city minibus that traveled across Yugoslavia and everywhere else while I read Ernest Hemingway.”
New Additions To The List
She is an Estonian singer who got her first recognition in 2002 by winning the Baltic singing contest Fizz Superstar. In 2008, she released her album called ”Love is Dead.”
She was an American television, film, and radio actress who made over 50 films. Lana was married 7 times and died of throat cancer in 1995.
Clint Eastwood is an actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure. In 1971, he made his directorial debut with ”Play Misty For Me.” In addition, Clint worked as a caddy, a lifeguard, and a grocery clerk while growing up. Clint Eastwood is Rh negative.
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