Determining Blood Type Compatibility
Before selecting a sperm donor, predict your blood type and Rh compatibility
When selecting a sperm donor, your blood type compatibility is important to consider. His blood type along with the blood type of the mother can be used to predict the possible blood types of their offspring. Please consult your physician about any ABO or Rh compatibility issues in a future pregnancy. Women that are Rh- who select a Rh+ donor may require treatment with Rhogam during pregnancy. It’s important to discuss this with your physician before you get started.
Blood Type and Rh Compatibility Predictor Charts
|A||A or O||AB, A, B or O||AB or A or B||A or O|
|B||AB, A, B or O||B or O||AB or A or B||B or O|
|AB||AB or A or B||AB or A or B||AB or A or B||A or B|
|O||A or O||B or O||A or B||O|
|Father||Neg (-)||Pos (+)|
|Neg (-)||Neg (-)||Pos (+) or Neg (-)|
|Pos (+)||Pos(+) or Neg(-)||Pos (+) or Neg (-)|
Note: In cases where the mother is Rh- and the donor is Rh+, Rhogam is recommended.
Please consult your physician about any ABO or Rh compatibility issues in a future pregnancy. Women that are Rh- who select a Rh+ donor may require treatment with Rhogam during pregnancy.
Blood Type Compatability Predictor FAQs
Is it possible for a child to have different blood type than both of its parents?
Yes, a child is able to have a different blood type than both parents.
Which parent decides the blood type of the child?
The child’s blood type is decided by both parents’ blood type. Parents all pass along one of their 2 alleles to make up their child’s blood type.
There are 4 maternal blood types and 4 paternal blood types, so there are 16 total combinations to consider when predicting the child’s blood type.
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