Telangana man donates rare ‘Bombay blood’ to pregnant woman in AP 

Thanks to the timely donation by the man from Telangana, both the mother and baby are safe

Hyderabad: A man from Telangana, born with the extremely rare ‘HH’ blood type, also known as the Bombay phenotype, donated blood to a pregnant woman in Narasapuram, Andhra Pradesh. 

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This blood group is found in approximately one in 10,000 people in India and one in a million people in Europe.

The pregnant woman, who also has the HH blood group, required blood for a safe delivery. Her family reached out to the local YSR MLA Mudunuri Prasada Raju, who helped connect with the HH blood group donor from Telangana.

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Thanks to the timely donation by the man from Telangana, both the mother and baby are safe. It is estimated that around 179 people in India, with a frequency of 1 in 10,000, have the “Bombay Blood group”.

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