• Is it possible for a baby to have a different blood type from his parents?

    Internist and pediatrician, Dr. Rosanne Sugay answers a question on a child’s blood type and how to be absolutely sure.
    by Rosanne Sugay, M.D. .
  • Q: Is it physiologically possible for a baby to have a different blood type from his parents (dad is B+, mom is O+ and baby is A+)?
     
    A: In the classic genetics of inheritance, the answer is no.  Although there may be rare genetic mutations that can make this possible, if mom is O+ and baby is A+ then the dad usually has to be AB+, A+, AB-, A-.  Please don't take this as 100% truth. As I said, rare genetic mutations can make this happen. If there are any questions about paternity, please consult a geneticist to be 100% sure.
     

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