First man in Ludhiana with rarest of rare Bombay blood group found

The CMCH has claimed that Ram Ajoor is the first such person in Ludhiana having the Bombay blood group

The Hush Post: A man with the rarest of rare Bombay blood group has been found in Ludhiana too. Though this man hails from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradersh, he has been residing in Ludhiana’s Shivpuri for the past 15 years.

Ram Ajoor himself had no idea about having being born with this special blood type, but it was only when he got admitted to the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana that he came to know about it. The CMCH has claimed that Ram Ajoor is the first such person in Ludhiana having the Bombay blood group.

Suffering with anaemia, Ram Ajoor was admitted to the CMCH on May 2 and required immediate blood transfusion.  During preliminary tests, his blood group first came out to be O positive, however, problems occurred during cross matching. Subsequently, his sample was tested using Advance Immuno Haematology Testing, wherein it was discovered that Ram Ajoor was carrying the rarest of rare blood type. Luckily, Ram Ajoor found a donor in Mohali’s Harjinder Singh who agreed to donate blood.

According to CMCH Blood Bank in-charge Dr. AK Jindal, who is also the first transfusion medicine specialist of Punjab, Bombay blood group occurs in about 1 in 10, 000 Indians. Dr. Jindal says that people who have this blood type, their children also have chances to carry the same.  Ram Ajoor has five children, including two daughters.  However the son staying with him doesn’t have this blood group. The doctors have advised him to get determined the blood group of his other four children too.

This special blood type is also known as (hh) blood group and (Oh) blood group and was first discovered in Bombay in 1952, and hence christened as Bombay Blood. People who carry this rare blood type can accept blood only from another Bombay Blood type individual, and not from anyone who is O, A, B or AB type. It is observed to occur in 1 out of every 250,000 people worldwide except in parts of India where the incidence has been observed to be as much as 1 in every 10,000.

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