I was watching the 9:30pm HK drama on Astro just now and there was this scene where the main actor was involved in an accident together with his boss. Later in the hospital, the doctor said that he needed immediate blood tranfusion but his blood was Para Bombay, a rare type A blood. My immediate reaction was “wtf, is there such blood type?” Hence, i did a search on Google.
Surprisingly, Para Bombay blood type does exist. It is a rare phenotype commonly reported in Europe and Japan. However after reading the article, i still do not quite understand how can one has Para Bombay phenotype. All i know is through some mutation on H-antigen. Perhaps, someone with good knowledge on biology can explain this to me. Click on the link, if you want to know more. Happy reading. =P