Apr 22, 2024, 01:01 PM IST

Golden Blood Type: Surprising facts about rarest blood type Rhnull

Pravrajya Suruchi

The Golden blood type, also known as Rhnull, is the rarest blood type in the world. 

With fewer than 50 documented cases, it's even scarcer than AB negative!

The Golden blood type is unique because it lacks all of the 61 Rh proteins in the Rh system, hence the name "null."

Due to the missing Rh proteins, Rhnull blood is universally compatible for people with Rh positive or negative blood types in need of a transfusion.

However, someone with Rhnull blood can only receive blood from another Rhnull donor, making transfusions a logistical challenge.

Origin Story: The Golden blood type was first identified in Aboriginal Australians, though it can appear in any ethnicity.

 Rhnull blood is considered incredibly valuable in the medical world due to its universal compatibility. 

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.