By Billie Rubin, Hemoglobin’s Catabolic Cousin, reporting from the labs of Stanford Blood Center
Type B+ blood is found in about 8.5% of people in our population, and B- is found in only 1.5%. Type B red blood cells have the B antigen on their surface and anti-A in their plasma. There’s a popular belief in Japan that ABO blood types, in a manner similar to western astrology, can predict personality and compatibility. Type B individuals are said to be passionate, creative and excitable. Type A folks on the other hand are thought to be conservative, introverted and calm. Ring true?